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The Analytics Portfolio: Aligning Business with Analytics (with Live Q&A)

March 9, 2022

Prerequisite: None

Evan Levy



Integral Data, LLC

This session will include a moderated Q&A featuring questions from the live audience.

Managing and prioritizing analytics development is hard. There is a never-ending list of new reports, dashboards, and analytical tool requests and an equally exhaustive list of new data source needs. It’s hard enough to coordinate the data source logistics with analytical development; the developer is also burdened with ensuring that every request “delivers business value.”

Although most development teams respond on a first-come, first-served basis, today’s management expects an approach aligned with business value and strategy. Reconciling business value against the diverse needs of multiple organizations and a distributed workforce can be daunting.

Most IT organizations apply portfolio management techniques to manage their diverse application environment; few apply those techniques against their analytical environment. The challenge is that the success metrics for application systems are different than analytical systems. What’s needed is a different portfolio management technique to manage a company’s analytical needs.

During this presentation, we’ll discuss the analytics portfolio—a different approach to identifying, tracking, and managing a company’s analytical needs and delivery pipeline. We’ll review the benefits of using an analytics portfolio, share some real-world examples, and show you how to build your own analytics portfolio.

You Will Learn

  • The challenges of aligning business needs to analytics delivery
  • How to use a portfolio approach to manage analytics requests
  • The analytics portfolio
  • How to build an analytics roadmap with the portfolio

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