IBM Premiere Business Partner

Data & Analytics Discovery Services

After the conclusion of the Needs Assessment Workshop, the roadmap of projects is then run through a Discovery Engagement process to more thoroughly understand feasibility, cost, schedule, approach and architecture.  The Discovery Engagement performs the necessary fact finding, requirements documentation, and high-level design to eliminate project risk and build a solid executable project plan with known resources.

What is Data & Analytics Discovery Service

  • Build on information gathered in the Needs Assessment
  • Detailed analysis of technology infrastructure, people and processes to meet analytic needs of the business
  • Build detailed approach to achieving business oriented wins, with the organization’s strategic goals in mind
  • Analyze the existing technology architecture to determine if it will support the analytical needs

Why Data & Analytics Discovery Service

  • Thoroughly understand feasibility, cost, schedule, approach and architecture
  • Performs the necessary fact finding, requirements documentation, and high-level design to eliminate project risk
  • Determine project phases/quick wins while working toward a strategic goal
  • Elicit and document business & technical requirements
  • Build a solid executable project plan with known resource
  • Provide all the pieces needed to begin detailed design and development

Data & Analytics Discovery Engagement Artifacts

NES consultants will create the following artifacts during the course of this proposed discovery:

  • Context diagrams showing relevant business systems, the business function of each system, along with the data flows between the systems, and conceptual and logical entities contained within each system.  Show likely interfaces/ interface standards/protocols and data networks if known.
  • An enterprise conceptual data model with detail in the applicable subject area(s)
  • A Systems Requirements Specification (SRS) for any new or significantly modified system(s)
  • A Business Requirements Document (BRD) for the initiative
  • Data Profiling Report
  • Data Dictionary
  • DFD’s and/or Source to Target Mappings
  • CapEx & OpEx Budget
  • Logical Data Model (Optional)

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