How To Build A Winning Big Data Team
Post written by; Brandon Bunker
Focus makes or breaks a big data project. According to Dr. Thomas “the Data Doc” Redman: “The worst mistake a company can make is to hire a cadre of smart data scientists, provide them with access to the data and turn them loose, expecting them to come up with something brilliant. Lacking focus and support, most fail.”
So many companies fall into the trap of thinking they can leverage big data analytics to immediately solve all of their problems. Going broad in your approach can overwhelm your team and significantly delay results. On the other hand, having a laser-focus on something like saving money gives your team a true North Star. With a clear focus, it becomes easier to prioritize initiatives that are likely to drive success.