Framework for onboarding as an Analytics leader in a new team:

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1. Start with people:

On a new team, start with meeting people. This includes your team, stakeholders and cross-functional partners. Ask them about the company, product, team, help they need and seek advice. Understand the career growth plans for every member of your team.

2. Understand product/company:

Read docs. Ask questions (lots of them). Attend cross-functional meetings. Try out the product yourself. Dig deeper to understand goals and success metrics of the products and company. Recommend creating an shared live doc where you invite other folks to add their comments & suggestions.

3. Build out team vision and roadmap:

Document customer pain points. Map that against the projects that your team is executing. Learn about the top successes and misses. Articulate team vision. Build a roadmap. Iterate with partners and get alignment with leadership.

4. Focus on Impact:

Identify projects in the first 90 days that will deliver impact early. Stay focused on long term vision and impact. Keep learning. Get alignment with the leadership on how success will be measured. Roll up your sleeves and start delivering what the team & customers needs most.

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Originally posted on LinkedIn here.

Data -> Insights -> ?

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I was at the HP Big data conference last week and I heard something during the keynote that’s worth sharing with you.

As Data & Analytics professionals, we spend a lot of our time on finding insights, trends & patterns out of the data but the keynote speaker (Ken Rudin, Facebook) encouraged everyone to take that a step further = Think about Driving impact based on the insights. It’s simple yet a powerful idea!¬†Over past few months, I have started working closely with decision makers and helping drive impact vs just “handing-off” insights.

I hope that helps! Just wanted to share that with you. What do you think?

-Paras