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Secrets of Analytical Leaders by Wayne Eckerson

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CHAPTER 9

HOW DO YOU ORGANIZE DATA DEVELOPERS AND ANALYSTS?

Most new analytical leaders want to know how to organize an analytical team. Unfortunately, there is no tried-and-true formula; there are as many ways to organize analysts as there are companies to organize them. However, in talking with analytical leaders, most implement a federated organizational structure that encompasses both data developers and analysts. (See Chapter 8 for the difference between data developers and analysts.)

In a federated structure, analytical leaders centralize data developers within a corporate BI/DW team and maintain a loose affiliation with departmental data developers hired and supervised by department heads. Similarly, they maintain a corporate analysis ...

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