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Secrets of Analytical Leaders by Wayne Eckerson

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CHAPTER 16

HOW DO YOU DEPLOY ANALYTICAL MODELS?

We learned in Chapter 12 that the value of analytics is not the insights it delivers, but the impact it has on the business. In this chapter, we discuss how to implement analytical models so that the business benefits from them.

Kurt Thearling, a long-time data scientist, argues that the real challenge is not creating analytical models, but deploying them. While serving as Vice President of Strategic Technology at Capital One, Thearling learned the importance of managing models throughout their lifecycle, from creation to deployment to retirement. He recommends that companies with multiple production models establish a governance strategy that deploys models in an efficient fashion and ensures ...

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