Agile Analytics, Part 1: The Good Stuff

www.locallyoptimistic.com

Really great post that reflects the realities on the ground. The author runs the analytics team @ Harry's.

Agile software engineering practices have become the standard work management tool for modern software development teams. Are these techniques applicable to analytics, or is the nature of research prohibitively distinct from the nature of engineering? In this post I am going to explore some of the pros of using a scrum-like work management process in analytics.

We use scrum to deliver all of our work at Fishtown Analytics and absolutely wouldn't do it any other way. If you're not using scrum on your team, this post is a must-read.

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