Glue Work in Analytics

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Glue work is valuable - without it, projects fall apart - tasks get dropped, teams miscommunicate, and it is just harder to get things done. However, there is a difference between valuable and valued. If glue work makes the team function more smoothly and effectively, but it is not valued, then that is a problem.

[...] in analytics we’re in the midst of a period of transition where the dominant tools, processes, and expectations are shifting. We’re adopting some of the best practices of engineering, but it’s a work in progress.

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