The Analyst’s Canvas
A common framework for communicating intelligence and analytics capabilities and requirements across functional and specialist divides, while considering customer objectives and alternative methods. The canvas frames data and analytical methods in the context of the work and mission they support, while avoiding the use of terminology that implies a preferred approach.
The Analyst’s Canvas is a tool, and it needs to be tested. More than anything else, I’m looking for some people to work through the canvas with one of your use cases and tell me how it went. From there, I need examples you’re willing to share (with sensitive detail removed, of course).
If you’d like to keep up with the project’s progress, join the mailing list.
June 11, 2021: v1.05: new Customer section for audience/recipient considerations.
Posts about the Analyst’s Canvas
The Analyst’s Canvas is one of three frameworks for exploring opportunities to create more value from data and analytical methods. The other two are more future-oriented and ambitious.
A conceptual model for how a future computer system could move beyond reports and dashboards to automated tracking and triage. Operating at the metaphorical level, Attention rests on a hypothesis that many of the component tasks are possible with existing technology. First draft
More philosophy than theory, Omniscience is a challenge to think about more of what matters and what we can know about it. The vision is to use our intelligence systems to make connections across existing information sources that are separated by scope and timeframes.