Leading Analytics in Organisations

The objective of this masterclass is to show executives and managers how to start a new or reinvigorate an existing organisation-wide analytics programme by fostering the development of an analytics culture and implementing the technical systems required to drive significant and sustainable organisation benefits.

Participants will work in small groups to explore the current state of and objectives for analytics in their organisation so they can better understand what is required of them as leaders to achieve analytics success.


This masterclass is intended for managers who need to understand how best they can lead the implementation of an analytics programme in their organisation.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course participants will,

  • Explain how analytics can help their business unlock the value in their data to achieve sustainable competitive advantage and drive innovation
  • Explain the key principles and concepts of analytics and how they can benefit an organisation
  • Explain the success factors for analytics
  • Explain the key elements of an effective analytics strategy and its relationship to organisation strategy
  • Explain the key elements of an effective analytics culture

Course Agenda

Module 1

  • Introduction Analytics and the Business Landscape
  • What is analytics?
  • Why analytics now?
  • How analytics as a competitive advantage
  • Why data as a strategic asset?
  • How analytics improves business decision making
  • Analytics Success Factors
  • 10 Factors for Analytics Success
  • Case Study – Analytics Success Factors
  • Building an Analytics Culture
  • The Mindset-Skillset-Toolset model
  • The leader’s role in an analytics culture
  • Building commitment to analytics
  • Structure and Skills for Analytics
  • Where does analytics fit in the organisation?
  • What skills do your analytics team need?
  • How should your analytics team be structured?
  • What skills do your people need?
  • Analytics Governance, Compliance and Ethics
  • Why internal governance matters in analytics?
  • How to ensure your analytics programme meets compliance requirements?
  • Why privacy and ethics matter in analytics?
  • Analytics Strategy Development and Execution
  • How to create a roadmap for analytics success
  • How to execute an analytics strategy
  • How to measure your analytics strategy progress


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