Kick Starting Data Governance with Actionable Analytics02/17/2020
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We had the best, but most unusual experience at this year’s DataVersity DG Vision conference in Washington DC.  It involved presenting with our customer, Sara Gonzalez at University Hospital, while an artist drew our presentation in real-time on a whiteboard in the front of the room!  When we got to tricky concepts like change management, championing and sponsoring, I would turn to the artist to see what she drew, and she impressed me each time! The concepts came together so seamlessly in her visual, literally showing the big picture of what’s needed for a successful data governance program! Be sure to check out our finished mural below, from the amazing artist Hannah Sanford.

We were thrilled that Hannah was able to capture our work so beautifully. Our presentation focused on what we have learned in the last 2 years while working with University Hospital as they started their Data Governance program in tandem with the installation and deployment of Tableau applications. We talked about how Data Governance was facilitated through the often-complicated alignment of people, process, and technology, which means you are bound to see hurdles as you implement a program. Change is hard, and these hurdles often mean your program is on the right track, or a success in progress.

At University Hospital in New Jersey, when the data governance program hit a hurdle, the team utilized change management principles to reassess and scale the change appropriately. By focusing on developing actionable dashboards and analytics, they were able to bring together stakeholders and show the value of actionable data insights. We highlighted the following key principles for refocusing data governance efforts to be a success in progress:

If you are interested in learning more, we can share a copy of our presentation, or you can read more about our assessment process we use to align people, process and technology.

Credit: Hannah Sanford Studios, https://hannahsanford.com/

 

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