Data-informed decisions depend on confidence in systems that deliver the right information.

Data-Informed decisions depend on confidence in systems that deliver the right information.

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Solving your organization’s data problem and restoring confidence in your systems takes time.

Your data and system problems didn’t happen overnight. Resolving them begins with a three to five month process that covers these 7 key steps.
  1. Do your homework. Take a look at what you think the systems problem may be, and then analyze how it’s impacting the business and the bottom line. It’s essential to map out your existing systems, and invest time talking with your people to get a clear picture of a “day in the life” to understand how different departments use and interact with existing systems.
  1. Analyze current systems. Conduct a thorough analysis of how to integrate your technology architecture and business systems that includes:
    • A Logical Architecture diagram that shows how systems communicate and the frequency of communication.
    • A Business Architecture diagram that reflects your business processes.
    • A Physical Architecture diagram that maps which systems are on which machines, and how they interact. This diagram may also reveal a deeper problem of outdated hardware.
  2. Validate the Diagrams. Interview key employees to ensure the tools fit with an actual day in the life of the business.

Reveal the gaps and find solutions

  1. Fix the flaws. The validation process will reveal where the architecture will produce data bottlenecks, incorrect data flow and data mismatches. Fix the fit.
  2. Sequence the work. Plan the order of operations so you don’t disrupt the business, while getting you closer the end vision.
  3. Get quick wins. Make a fix or two to the existing system that gets the data flow closer to where it needs to be.
  4. Don’t rush to solutions: research and write RFPs. In parallel to quick wins, find those who can assist you and issue RFPs to support your data transformation.
Implement these steps on your own, or team with a Fractional CTO. A trusted Fractional CTO can take a 40,000 foot view of your existing technology architecture and business systems. This analysis of your organization’s end-to-end processes will reveal the gaps in data and ensure you choose the exact processes and software needed to deliver the information you need to make data-informed decisions.

Schedule a free Transformation Readiness Assessment call
with Tim Colligan today