Data Science projects aren’t a nice clean cycle of well defined stages. More often, they are a slog towards delivery with repeated setbacks. Most steps are highly iterative between your Data Science team and IT or your Data Science team and the business. These setbacks are due to disruptions. Recognising this and identifying the cause of these disruptions is the first step in mitigating their impact on your delivery with Guerrilla Analytics.
Data scientists. Unicorns. Rock stars. Organisations want to hire analytical minds. Organisations want to embrace Data Science. Organisations want their people to have the skills to get value from their data. But so many organisations struggle to get started. They hire bright minds but cannot bring the business on a data science journey. They land teams […]
Artificial Intelligence. Data Science. Magic! Businesses struggle to understand the life cycle of Data Science activities. They miss the key supporting activities required for Data Science success. They impose unreasonable restrictions and bureaucracy on what is an inherently iterative approach. Their engagement models do not accommodate the inevitable disruptions and resets of progress. Below are the key activities in the […]
I was recently invited to give a talk introducing Guerrilla Analytics and the principles described in the book. The talk covers some examples of how these principles are applied. It concludes by identifying some key research and development areas for doing this type of analytics in real-world projects. This was a great opportunity to […]
One of the biggest challenges with writing a significant piece like a book chapter or entire book is to estimate how long it will take and plan accordingly. My best reference was my PhD which was still significantly shorter than the book’s target 90,000 words. This blog post is about the book writing process as I experienced it. I hope it helps other authors setting out on such an endeavour.
Since ‘Guerrilla Analytics: A Practical Approach to Working with Data’ is about operational aspects of agile data science, I recorded some data on the book writing process itself. Specifically, every time I finished a writing session, I recorded the number of words I’d written on that date.
I was recently invited to take part on the panel at the Big Data Debate (@bigdatadebate) at Google’s campus near Old Street in London1. It was a great opportunity to meet like minded folks such as Christian Prokopp @prokopp Rangespan, Paul Bradshaw @paulbradshaw, Duncan Ross @duncan3ross Teradata, Daniel Hulme Satalia, Michael Cutler @cotdp TUMRA, Andy Piper @andypiper Pivotal […]
Great news! I will be publishing a book on Guerrilla Analytics with Morgan Kaufmann in Autumn 2014. After lots of proposal crafting and contract negotiations the contracts have finally been signed and I can begin work. It will be about 90,000 words on Guerrilla Analytics covering topics such as: what is data analytics and where […]
@edwardacurry and I did a talk at Enterprise Data World 2013 in sunny San Diego. The slides are below. In this longer talk we were able to take the audience through some worked examples to illustrate how guerrilla analytics is applied in practice. Feedback was positive. There was plenty of empathy from audience members with […]
My interview in preparation for Enterprise Data World 2013 has just been published. The interview is pretty succinct – some opinions on recent trends and the influence of Big Data on the work I do. Looking forward to San Diego and Enterprise Data World!
@edcurry and I recently presented on Guerrilla Analytics at the Business Intelligence Congress in Orlando, Florida. The slides are here. These are some early thoughts on Guerrilla Analytics, what it is and the principles involved.