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Data Analytics, Data People, and Project Management

The combination of this module’s assigned readings focuses on two important factors affecting the data analytics component of the corporate infrastructure: those individuals (roles) responsible for supporting data analytics efforts and the project management (PM) techniques they utilize (or do not utilize) to complete the required initiatives.

Bartlett (2013) describes the various roles of key organizational leaders and practitioners in the data analytics field including “on-topic business analytics leaders” and “expert leaders” (Bartlett, 2013, p. 85). “The on-topic business analytics leader and expert leaders possess the training and experience to understand what the analytics team provides and how to use it in the business”, and “they ensure quality and speed through review” (Bartlett, 2013, p. 88).