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Build Your Data Practice and Platform

Construct a scalable data foundation.

The complex nature of data investment leads to de-scoping and delivery of data services that do not meet business needs or give value to the business. Subject matter experts are hired to resolve the problem, but their success is impacted by absent architecture, technology, and organizational alignment.

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Critical Insight

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Impact and Result

Info-Tech's approach provides a proven methodology that includes the following:

  • Business-aligned data initiatives and capabilities that address data challenges and realize business strategic objectives.
  • Comprehensive data practice designed based on the required business and data capabilities.
  • Data platform design based on Info-Tech data architecture reference patterns and prioritized data initiatives and capabilities.

Build Your Data Practice and Platform Research & Tools

1. Build Your Data Practice and Platform Storyboard – A step-by-step document that leverages road-tested patterns and frameworks to properly build your data practice and pattern in continuous alignment with the business landscape.

Info-Tech's approach provides a proven methodology that includes following:   

- Business-aligned data initiatives and capabilities that address data challenges and realize business strategic objectives.
- Comprehensive data practices designed based on the required business and data capabilities.

Data platform design based on Info-Tech data architecture reference patterns and prioritized data initiatives and capabilities.

2. Data Practice and Platform Models – Leveraging best-of-breed frameworks to help you build a clear, concise, and compelling data practice and platform.

Data practice & platform pre-build pattern templates based on Info-Tech data reference patterns and data platform design best practices.


Workshop: Build Your Data Practice and Platform

Workshops offer an easy way to accelerate your project. If you are unable to do the project yourself, and a Guided Implementation isn't enough, we offer low-cost delivery of our project workshops. We take you through every phase of your project and ensure that you have a roadmap in place to complete your project successfully.

Module 1: Establish Business Context and Value

The Purpose

Establish business context and value.

Key Benefits Achieved

Business context and strategic driver.

Activities

Outputs

1.1

Understand/confirm the organization's strategic goals

  • Business context and strategic drivers
1.2

Classify the strategic goals and map to business drivers

  • Prioritized business capabilities and processes
1.3

Identify the business capabilities that the strategy focuses on

  • Data culture survey results analysis
1.4

Identify the business processes realizing the strategy

Module 2: Identify Your Top Initiatives

The Purpose

Identify your top initiatives.

Key Benefits Achieved

High-value business-aligned data initiative.

Activities

Outputs

2.1

Highlight data-related outcomes/goals to realize to fulfill the business goal

  • High-value, business-aligned data initiatives
2.2

Map business data initiatives to the business strategic goals

2.3

Prioritize data initiatives

Module 3: Analyze Data Challenges

The Purpose

Analyze data challenges.

Key Benefits Achieved

Clear understanding of the data challenges.

Activities

Outputs

3.1

Map data challenges to Info-Tech data challenges

  • List of data challenges preventing data maturation with the organization
3.2

Review Info-Tech data capabilities based on prioritized initiatives

3.3

Discuss data platform and practice next steps

Module 4: Map Data Capability

The Purpose

Map data capability.

Key Benefits Achieved

Prioritized data capability.

Activities

Outputs

4.1

Map data challenges to Info-Tech data challenges

  • Required data capabilities
4.2

Review Info-Tech data capabilities based on prioritized initiatives

  • Data platform and practice – plan
4.3

Discuss data platform and practice next steps

  • Initialized data management RACI 

About Info-Tech

Info-Tech Research Group is the world’s fastest-growing information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 30,000 IT professionals.

We produce unbiased and highly relevant research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well-informed decisions. We partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need, from actionable tools to analyst guidance, ensuring they deliver measurable results for their organizations.

What Is a Blueprint?

A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your IT problems.

Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.

Construct a scalable data foundation.

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Authors

Rajesh Parab

Crystal Singh

Dirk Coetsee

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