Optimize the Organization’s Data Integration Practices

Ensure the organization’s data accurately flows to the critical downstream IT and business processes through effective data integration.

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Maintaining ad hoc and outdated integrations cause:

  • Integration practices that fail to provide data in a timely manner.
  • The wrong data to be supplied to the business.
  • The business to be without access to data that is critical to its central operations and strategic planning.

Improving the performance of your organization’s data integrations will:

  • Allow the business to receive and consume the data in a timely manner.
  • Provide the necessary data to the right entities of the business.
  • Create an integration practice that is scalable.
  • Improve the performance of the organization’s data warehouse and business intelligence operations.

Module 1: Launch Your Data Integration Project

The Purpose

  • Identify if your business needs data or application integration.
  • Identify the business's opportunities when investing in data integration.
  • Plan your data integration project.
  • Plan how to gain buy-in for your project.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Confirmation of project fit.
  • A planned project.
  • A plan for gaining stakeholder support.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Assess value and opportunities.
1.2 Determine scope and objectives.
1.3 Create a project plan.
  • A project plan.
1.4 Create a staffing plan.
  • Defined roles and responsibilities.
1.5 Plan and make the case for data integration.
  • Completed business case.

Module 2: Assess and Gather Requirements

The Purpose

  • Identify how data integration impacts and is impacted by additional data management functions.
  • Identify the business’s data access and integration requirements.
  • Identify integration scenarios.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understanding of the current capabilities supporting the organization’s data integration practices.
  • Determine the business’s data integration requirements.
  • Document integration scenarios.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Identify the current state of data management building blocks for successful data integration.
  • Action plan for addressing missing building blocks.
2.2 Interview the business.
  • Business and IT requirements for data integration.
2.3 Interview IT staff.
2.4 Identify integration scenarios.
  • Integration scenarios.

Module 3: Plan Your Data Integration Solutions

The Purpose

  • Analyze and select reference architecture patterns.
  • Evaluate the impact of cloud in performing your organization’s data integrations.
  • Create governance around performing data integration.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Selection of integration reference patterns.
  • Understanding of the considerations around storing and integrating data in cloud environments.
  • The creation of governance principles and management practices that control how integrations are performed.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Evaluate reference patterns.
  • Data integration reference architecture.
3.2 Select the reference patterns that fit your integration scenarios.
  • Integration governance.
3.3 Create an implementation plan.
  • Implementation plan.
3.4 Identify and document investment requirements.
  • Action plan for tackling next steps.

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