Asking questions is easy. It’s so easy that, as askers, we often don’t think about the quality of our questions. Poorly framed questions waste everyone’s time—yours included—because they require the answerer to make assumptions. When it comes to asking analysts to explore a problem you’re trying to solve, better questions will drive better analysis and, ultimately, more actionable answers.
Here’s an example:
Marketer: “How many people converted from paid ad…Continue
Added by Derek Steer on March 19, 2015 at 11:49am — No Comments
Increasingly, the companies that achieve massive growth are anticipating future data needs and progressing quickly through four distinct phases of data.
Added by Derek Steer on March 13, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
Over the course of a startup’s lifetime, a company can face a range of data challenges. In the beginning, startup founders do most analysis themselves using tools like Google Analytics. As a company grows, business and product leaders often have analytical questions that these tools—and busy executives—can’t answer.
For many companies, reaching this point is a signal to start building an analytics team. But who do you hire? An analyst might be able to deliver value right away, but…Continue
Added by Derek Steer on January 29, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
If you work with data regularly, chances are you trust it. You know how it's collected and stored. You know the caveats and the roadblocks you face…Continue