I said “Do you speak-a mylanguage?” The barriers of misunderstanding: Not asking the right questions (to understand why the project sponsor is initiating the project and what outcomes they want to achieve). Not understanding the motivations of the target audience (or not being able to fully understand the pressures they are under). Not being able to translate knowledge and expertise into easily digestible conclusions and recommendations.
Great expectationsWho is your Client? What are their expectations? Realistic (within scope)? What do they know about web analytics? Do they know the relationship: web analytics/VoC/testing/optimisation? OR What is their experience of structured analysis? Where are their knowledge gaps? Do they really know what they want? Is there a clear brief? (Nudity optional)
Understandingthe pressures Time • Don’t have time to do the workof the business directly. • Teams are busy on other projects.audience • Time pressures to make effective business decisions. Resource • Finite budget. • Insufficient in-house skills. • Need proactive reliable partners to help take ownership of the project. Results • Investment must deliver an ROI. • Output has to be practical and useful. • Must demonstrate achievement to the Board.
It’saluminium, no Venust aluminum! “Wow, I’ve found so much amazing stuff, my work is sh&t hot!” Mars “I have no idea what any of this means or what you want me to do with it!” =FAIL
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Presentingdata: Problem/Issue What business challenge is beingactionable analysed?insight Analysis What data did you evaluate and what process did you follow to investigate this issue and interpret the data? Conclusion/Recomme ndation What action(s) does the business need to take and what are the implications of these actions?
Key take-away thoughts Ask the right questions upfront. ….for the perfect union Find out who you need to influence – what do they really want? Understand the commercial drivers for the project. Define clear scope & goals. Relate your output back to these goals – is the information relevant? Start with the conclusions/recommendations then work back to the detail if required. Don’t undo good work with poor presentation.Worth reading “Data That Persuades”:ht.ly/dhy8m You data beast. That’s the best analysis I’ve ever had
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