Why managing your stakeholders is one of the most important (and overlooked) things an analyst can do
"Data Guys" often get categorized as antisocial or standoffish. This should be the furthest from the truth. In order to use the data successfully, analysts, and any data users need to know the full story. This requires gathering information from colleagues that support the data and gives it meaning. Otherwise they would just tell you "Good Job!" or "This was a bad month!" Neither of those are helpful. On the other hand, those colleagues should be seeking the analysts guidance. These people study these numbers all day everyday and can bring a different perspective or share information from other parts of the agency that one department may not be familiar with. This prevent you from recreating the wheel and saving time and money along the way. Great post!