As analytics moves closer to what Bill Franks of Teradata recently described in a post on operational analtyics there are organizational changes looming on the horizon. A couple of things come to mind:
- Predicting the Future Creates the Future: If analytic output is implemented by the business then the creators need to share responsibility for success or failure. This changes the "analysis as a service" model quite a bit.
- Opportunities Will Be In-Market Before the Business Case is Written: The emerging trend in all of science is to analyze the data to uncover new theories, whereas in the past we started with a hypothesis and then collected the data to test it. Analytic-driven discovery inverts the venerable command and control approval process. Which leads to...
- Results Trump Responsibilities: This central tenet about rewarding value creation over resource control comes from accenture's blog discussing the twelve self-evident truths of being digital. Proving an impact has more weight than claiming one.