Gradual Change for Best Practice BI
To effect change and continue efforts to improve your business intelligence approach, we conduct workshops with your team to gradually make step-by-step enhancements, corrections and addition where needed. The workshops target several key areas and walk you through small improvements ensuring that every component is working to full effect for your organization.
Each workshop consists of multiple stages of briefings/updates followed by small assignments which span all best practice areas over time. Each stage’s assignment is designed to be as minimally intrusive as possible so as not to disrupt your normal operations. In some cases, customized workshops are created to give attention to unique challenges and goals.
Over the years, we have helped numerous organizations take advantage of the best of BI. Let us help you and your team do the same.
College Collaboration Workshop Series
These workshops are typically one meeting weekly for eight (8) weeks to gradually work through issues toward best practice alignment.
It’s a walk through the process of identifying all needed data resources, establishing a strong process to continually consolidate data into one source (de-duplicate, clean, normalize, validate), establish and drive collaboration among data team members (owners/managers, contributors, monitors, users), and document the important ongoing maintenance process to ensure continually high, reliable data quality.
This workshop is a step-by-step process of breaking down, analyzing and—when necessary—rebuilding all current dashboards, analytics, reports, KPIs—addressing common problem questions along the way. Are you measuring the right items? Do you have too many or too few KPIs? Is your analysis correct? Do you have errors, hidden data, data omissions, too high or too low granularity behind your graphs? Are the resulting trends capable of supporting the right conclusions/decisions? Are the graphs understandable to users?
When data and dashboards are in place to detect pending issues, problems and opportunities, how well-armed are you with a coordinated response? Can you transfer the data all the way through to its source where you can take preventative action to avoid impact from the problems? Do you have a feedback loop in place to send outcomes back to the data and dashboards, closing the link between cause and effect? Do you have the proper buy-in to achieve these goals? What is your process to maintain this workflow?
It’s critical to ensure that these necessary additions are solved in a manner consistent with the overall best practice BI strategy. This avoids gradually reverting to inefficient or underperforming compromised processes and/or technologies.
Business Intelligence Building Blocks Workshop Series
These workshops are typically one meeting weekly for three (3) weeks to gradually work through issues toward best practice alignment.
Even if you have a team formed, have a clear and shared view of what we’ll do first and how that fits the big picture is the single most important factor in a successful data strategy.
This workshop explores your goals and available data and helps produce reliable measures with current resources and a path forward.
The goal is to get them involved in the process and decisions on tools, this workshop allows you to do that quickly and risk-free. In most cases the prototypes turn out to be very useful on their own in the short term.
This workshop leads to a single document that all users can refer to, and a change process that forces both flexibility and rigor.
Review and define all aspects of data management including ownership, access permission, integration, change management, quality assurance. Getting data to be trusted–and keeping it there.
This workshop will explore the top 20 in your shop – and help you get them down to 5-6. The discussion about what’s truly important and the attempt to link measures to goals is on its own a great outcome of these sessions.
But knowing why these rates rise or fall, and being able to see that enough in advance as to take preventive action is the Holy Grail of BI in a college environment. This workshop exposes these potentials and sets a path to get there.
This workshop explores the value of seeing your college, from a data point of view, through the continuous lifecycle approach your students use. This “enterprise” approach in general reaps benefits as you start to see connections between data sets that may be viewed separately now. We will also work on priorities and high value next steps to help you on the road to this vision.
By knowing a lot about how past classes performed given their incoming information, you can better prepare for ensuring the new cohort’s success. We work on ways to connect the dots.
This workshop shows you how to get the synergy from your tech teams and your strategic business leaders into a working plan, that people on the non-tech side can understand and help manage.
The workshops shown here are designed to help you move your business intelligence initiatives forward with minimal disruption to your organization and maximum impact to your ROI. Please use this form to request more information about our workshop series, pricing and implementation details.
Attention Higher Education
Let’s talk about our College Control Center with your provost. Driving a coordinated decision-making strategy across your entire campus is critical. Let’s expand the discussion, address concerns, answer questions–and get started!