The Real Goal of Analytic Projects: Adoption, Adoption, Adoption

Dateline: November 18, 2016

Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend.

Last week I shared a quote from an insightful article by McKinsey consultants Helen Mayhew, Tamim Saleh, and Simon Williams.  This week, we pull another idea from the article, Making Data Analytics Work For you Instead of the Other Way Around, that suggests that adoption be the goal of an analytics project.

Culture makes adoption possible. And from the moment your organization embarks on its analytics journey, it should be clear to everyone that math, data, and even design are not enough: the real power comes from adoption. An algorithm should not be a point solution—companies must embed analytics in the operating models of real-world processes and day-to-day work flows. Bill Klem, the legendary baseball umpire, famously said, “It ain’t nothin’ until I call it.” Data analytics ain’t nothin’ until you use it.

Is adoption the goal of your analytics projects?  Are you seeing success?  How can you increase the changes of adoption of the algorithms your team creates?

That’s a WRAP!  Have a great weekend.

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