Engage with Executives
Ensure that the CEO and other key executives are actively engaged and understand their roles in the data and analytics process. Lack of CEO engagement and clarity can lead to misalignment and friction within the organization.
Establish strong relationships and collaboration with key stakeholders such as the CIO, CFO, and other business leaders. Recognize that data and analytics initiatives impact multiple areas of the business and require cross-functional cooperation.
Determine Organisational Design and Roles
Depending on the goals, different team structures and skill sets are required. For data services, the Chief Data Officer and their team are primarily responsible, while for enablement and transformation, a broader ownership and engagement with the managing director and executive team is necessary.