Elements of Data Strategy
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Elements of Data Strategy

A Framework for the Analytics Manager

About the Book

As the world moves further into developing data and AI-powered solutions, a new challenge emerges. Leaders begin to recognize that such efforts can hardly come to fruition without a plan - the missing piece called data strategy.

Designing it falls into the hands of a new role - the data strategist. Managing such complex work requires a blend of skills across disciplines and applying them throughout an organization. This book defines the elements needed, their relationships and provides blueprints for conducting the required activities.

The book contains interviews and advice from leaders from organizations such as Amazon, Publicis Sapient, Duke University, and others.

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About the Author

Boyan Angelov
Boyan Angelov

Boyan Angelov is a CTO and data strategist. He has broad experience applying systems thinking approaches to complex data projects. 

Reader Testimonials

Thomas Varekamp
Thomas Varekamp

Senior Management Consultant at Capgemini Invent

The frameworks and solutions shown are extremely helpful. It really helps in understanding the topic and provides me with tools that I can use myself. A very helpful book for data strategy consultants that want to help businesses get more value out of their data. It describes the tools and frameworks that can be used to really dig down into how data can further support business operations. 11/10 would recommend it!

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
    • Why did I write this book?
    • Who is this book for?
    • How is this book written?
    • How to read this book?
    • Systems 101
    • Technical skills for data strategists
    • Defining data strategy
  • Part I: Due Diligence
  • Overview
  • Alignment with Business Strategy
    • Uncovering the Business Strategy and Goals
    • Steering Group Formation
  • Current State Analysis
    • Systems Audit
    • Digital Maturity Assessment
  • Gap Analysis
    • Competitor Analysis
    • Ambition Level Setting
  • Summary
  • Part II: Design
  • Overview
    • Data Analogies
    • The Influence Cascade
  • Use Cases
    • Ideation
    • Feasibility Study
    • Prioritization
  • Data Architecture and Technology
    • Target Data Architecture
    • Target Technology
  • Data Governance
    • Data Assets
    • Data Lineage
    • Data Ethics and Privacy
  • Operating Model
    • Organisational Structure
    • Data Team Models
    • Change Management
  • Roadmap
    • Budget and Scope
    • Timeline
  • Summary
  • Part III: Delivery
  • Overview
  • Soft Agile
    • Soft Agile Theory
    • The Implementation Forest
  • Lean Data
    • Lean Data Theory
    • The Knowledge Factory
  • Delivery Methods
  • Impact Assessment
  • Portfolio Management
  • Summary
  • Conclusion
  • Interviews
    • Nicolas Averseng
    • Noah Gift
    • June Dershewitz
    • Martin Szugat
    • Amadeus Tunis
    • Doug Laney
    • Tom Davenport
    • Stephanie Wagenaar
  • Appendix
    • List of acronyms and abbreviations
  • Notes

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