Picture Post: Paralysis by Analysis September 25th, 2012

Vinod Kumar

It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.

As I start to talk with CIO’s at various organizations, they are constantly at Dashboard or metrics discussion. It is a fair call and I respect their needs because being at that level, there is no point going through the fineprints.

Also, there have been IT Managers who constantly post the session come and ask, how can I drill and find problems out of my current data. The solutions to the problem are always with you as the data is also with you :). It is to have that inclination to read it in an efficient consumable format is the problem statement here.

Above picture post got inspired by those nit-picking people. The number of people creating these analysis for the top management are small but are available at every level. But at each level, the analysis takes a different shape and the assumptions made at the previous stage gets missed out. Hence the top management who views the output is perplexed why :). Now you will understand why the reports generated by some get questioned and the numbers validity raised at a review meeting.

I don’t really get into a big intellectual analysis of why I am going to do a certain script or not. – Clint Eastwood

I am also from the school of thought where “Paralysis by Analysis” is the case. Over analyzing can also be detrimental and you might miss out some of the obvious data observations. Do feel free to tell me your thoughts on this.

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3 Responses to “Picture Post: Paralysis by Analysis”

  1. […] inside our organizations. I discussed this concept in a different way in my previous post around paralysis by analysis. As decision makers if we need to analyze something we need to be able to pick the anomalies from […]

  2. Gennadiy says:

    Nice post. Right about working in a big company.

    I would also added “people, who orginize a useless meeting about all this” and make a huge column )).

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