Three Factors to Ensure Success of a Citizen Data Scientist Initiative!
If your organization is starting a Citizen Data Scientist initiative, or if you have already implemented this type of initiative, you are probably wondering how to tell if your business users are successfully transitioning to the Citizen Data Scientist role, and whether there are lingering issues with user adoption of analytical tools and techniques.
Gartner analysts predict that, ‘…citizen data scientists will surpass data scientists in the amount of advanced analysis produced.’ If you want to ensure that your team is producing the analytics you need to make fact-based decisions, you will need to carefully address the common issues inherent in the Citizen Data Scientist initiative.
Let’s talk about three issues faced by organizations as they implement Citizen Data Scientist initiatives and what you should consider to ensure success.
‘Citizen Data Scientist initiatives will be much more successful if you take the time to plan.’
Augmented Analytics Tools
When you implement a Citizen Data Scientist initiative, be sure you select the right augmented analytics solution – one that is specifically designed to support the average business user with easy-to-use tools and techniques and sophisticated functionality. Look for a solution with Smart Data Visualization, Assisted Predictive Analytics with Natural Language Processing (NLP) search analytics, Self-Serve Data Preparation and flexible Mobile BI for users on the road and working remotely.
Citizen Data Scientist Training
If you choose the right Augmented Analytics tool with traditional BI reporting, KPIs, and other tools, you can be assured that the tools are easy to use. But you will find that, as with any other change in your organization, your users will benefit from uniform training. Power users will embrace the new technology and be creative in their approach to analytics, but some business users will need to be convinced that these tools will help them in their role and make their tasks easier. There will be users who are interested in learning but perhaps a bit daunted by the idea of taking on new responsibilities. If you want to provide uniform, easy-to-use training, you can leverage a FREE Online Citizen Data Scientist Course. This course allows users to understand how they will use these tools to help them complete tasks, how to collaborate with data scientists and other users and how to create and leverage business use cases and predictive analytics to achieve their goals.
Enterprise Cultural Considerations
As with any other major change in your organization, you need to look carefully at the changes you must make within your organization to support your Citizen Data Scientists. You can encourage your business users and team members to adopt augmented analytics by adding the use of analytics to your team evaluations. Encourage your users to use analytics to present solutions in staff meetings and to use analytics to make recommendations and suggestions and to collaborate with other users. Be sure your managers and executives understand and support the value of the Citizen Data Scientist approach and that your IT team and your business analysts and data scientists are prepared to support day-to-day analytics if and when those analytics must be refined to create strategic analytics for issues that require 100% accuracy.
‘If you want to ensure that your team is producing the analytics you need to make fact-based decisions, you will need to carefully address the common issues inherent in the Citizen Data Scientist initiative.’
These are just a few of the primary considerations you will need to include to ensure success for your Citizen Data Scientist initiative. These initiatives will be much more successful if you take the time to plan.
When an organization implements a Citizen Data Scientist initiative, it can provide advantages to the organization, to the business users and to data scientists, and it can provide numerous benefits to you as a Citizen Data Scientist candidate. Today, businesses can explore a FREE Online Citizen Data Scientist Course, and the right augmented analytics solution, and organizational planning, to build a solid foundation and business user confidence. Explore the capabilities of Smarten Augmented Analytics products and services.