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Data & Analytics Needs Assessment

Our Data & Analytics Needs Assessment is a review of your existing analytics environment and it’s alignment with the organization’s vision and objectives.  The assessment process is performed through a series of workshops and interview sessions, and surveys with various stakeholders of the analytics platform to understand current user satisfaction, future expectations and technical challenges.  The assessment often serves as the first phase of an engagement with an organization.

What is Data & Analytics Needs Assessment?

  • 2-3 Day engagement
  • Customizable based on industry and practice area
  • Delivered by solution experts bringing practical experience and best practices
  • Understand Analytics and Information Management objectives/challenges
  • Determine area of focus for the workshop
  • Interviews with key IT staff
  • Interviews with key business staff
  • Actionable recommendations summarized in report delivered after the workshop

Why Data & Analytics Needs Assessment?

  • Create a common vision based on facilitated discussions
  • Objective evaluation of risk and opportunities
  • Prioritization of related initiatives
  • Build team consensus and understanding
  • Understand current capabilities and goals
  • Identify strategic initiatives that promise quick business value
  • Gain stakeholders buy in and give traction to project
  • Explore the benefits, scope, scale and critical success factors

Needs Workshop Artifacts 

NES consultants will create the following artifacts at the conclusion of the Needs Assessment Workshop:

  • A prioritized list of strategic, mid-term, and tactical initiatives
  • An analysis defining likely ranges of initial and on-going capital and operational cost, implementation time-lines, and benefits for each initiative
  • A prioritized roadmap defining the order of execution, business process changes, and new IT systems capabilities needed for each way-point/leg of the roadmap
  • A program charter for execution of the roadmap as an orchestrated series of IT and business process projects
  • A project charter for each initiative on the roadmap defining critical success factors (CSFs) for achieving stated business objectives and anticipated benefits, dependencies to other initiatives or process changes, and a process to measure attainment of financial objectives.

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