Building People Analytics: Balancing Speed and Scalability

Going from zero to one, and controlling the chaos

How do we balance the need for quick results and innovation with the long-term need for a robust and scalable architecture?


Panel discussion around building capability in different kinds of organisations – from tech to traditional to civil service – and how to strike a balance between speed and robustness.

There are benefits to moving fast and innovating, aiming to make quick gains. There are also benefits to building solid processes and careful organisation design, aiming for efficiency and scalability.

How do we balance the two? How does the company culture affect this - high-growth tech, traditional, expanding, stabilising - and what can be done to make progress that is both commercially successful in the short term, and sustainable and scalable in the long term?