Data Management Services

Improve Your Data Management

Evaluate your data management and usage practices to identify the level of maturity, develop policies setting out your data practices and assess your legislative environment from a data perspective to (re)establish your data needs.

Data Maturity Assessment

Data Maturity Assessment

A thorough evaluation of an organisation’s current data management and usage practices, aimed at identifying the level of data maturity and areas for improvement, in line with OGCIO guidance.

The Challenge

  • The organisation has a lack of knowledge on how well it is doing at managing data.
  • There is uncertainty about what “good looks like” when it comes to data management.
  • The staff have low awareness or literacy of the key areas of data management.
  • There are no defined and adhered-to data governance processes, policies and roles.

 

The Process

  • We will lead your staff through a standardised questionnaire, based on OGCIO guidance.
  • We will discuss the results with the staff, understanding the context behind their answers.
  • We will analyse the results of the completed DMAs, looking at how the differ.
  • We will conduct the reporting and deliver the results and recommendations to you.

 

The Benefits

  • The analysis will be comprehensive an actionable by using a standardised DMA template.
  • You will be supported with the written and in-person guidance and explanation of DMA background and strategy.
  • You will visually see the outcomes through our analysis and plotting of the results.

 

Data Policy Development

Data Policy Development

A strategic approach to streamline data management, ensuring consistency and efficiency in data-related processes. It involves us working with you to craft a comprehensive policy document and communication package, tailored to promote understanding and adherence among staff, thereby fostering best data practices.

The Challenge

  • There is a lack of consistency around different aspects of data – storage, retention, metadata, governance, classification, open data, etc.
  • The processes are slow and inefficient when it comes to data, and staff are not following best practices.
  • The staff hold different opinions on the best approach to the handling, storing and use of data.
  • The staff members are unaware of their obligations regarding data.

 

The Process

  • We will work with you to define the structure and layout of the data policy.
  • We will research similar data policies that exist elsewhere to bring in the best form and content.
  • We will iteratively develop the policy document to ensure it is written in a way that staff can easily understand it and use it effectively.

 

The Benefits

  • You will ensure consistency and alignment with best practices – We deliver a policy document detailing the aspects to adhere to
  • You will be able to build awareness, buy-in and adherence to the policy – We provide you with a communication package around the policy to help you.

 

Data Legislation Assessment

Data Legislation Assessment

A thorough review of your organisation’s data practices in relation to its governing legislation and regulations.

The Challenge

  • It is difficult to keep up with the different legislations: Data Governance Act, Open Data Directive, High Value Datasets, Sectoral Compliances, etc…
  • The use of data deviates from the organisation’s core mandate and requirements
  • There is a misalignment of data collection practices with legislative basis.
  • The organisation has misplaced priorities in data needs.

 

The Process

  • We will conduct a comprehensive review of governing legislation, regulations, and policies.
  • We will examine relevant policies and related strategies.
  • We will analyse the information and tailor the results it your specific situation.

 

The Benefits

  • You will increase compliance through the set of steps to follow.
  • You will have a clear direction and prioritisation of data-related initiatives – We will provide a high-level mandate defined in the dimension of Data
  • You will understand your organisation’s data needs and what to do next – We deliver tailored observations and recommendations
  • You will be able to shape your policy in support of the organisation’s strategy through straightforward steps.

 

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