Data Strategy – 4 Day Evening Course for Leaders

Course introduction

Course Overview

Many executives are looking to create a data-driven organization, and to reap the benefits that modern data technology can bring. But creating an enterprise data strategy and architecture can be a daunting task. It can be difficult to know where to begin, and how to prioritize efforts with the myriad technologies and stakeholders involved. This 4 day evening course will help de-mystify data strategy and data management, and will provide concrete, practical ways to get started.


Global Data Strategy’s Framework for Building a Practical, Actionable Data Strategy


Evening 1: Aligning Data Strategy with Business Strategy

Evening One provides an overview of the main components for building a data strategy. A key focus will be on aligning the data strategy with the organization’s business strategy to support becoming a more data-driven organization. Topics include:

  • Data Strategy & Data Management Overview
    • Data Strategy & Data Management Executive Overview
    • Building blocks of a data strategy & architecture
    • Case studies & success stories
  • Establishing Goals & Gaining Buy-In
    • Motivation & drivers
    • Effectively communicate needs and expected ROI
    • Workshop: Defining business motivations & drivers


Evening 2:  Building the Foundation: Key Components of Data Management

Evening Two provides an overview of the key components of data management including: data architecture, data quality, BI and data warehousing, AI analytics, master data management, and more. Topics include:

  • Building the Data Management Foundation
    • BI and Data Warehousing
    • AI & Analytics
    • Data Architecture
    • Data Quality
    • Master Data Management
    • Metadata Management
  • Prioritizing Business-Critical Data & Capabilities
    • Identify and prioritize cross-functional stakeholder needs
    • Define & manage business-critical data
    • Build the right technical architecture for your organization’s needs

Evening 3:  Data Governance:  Aligning People, Process, and Technology

Evening 3 covers data governance, which is a critical part of any successful data strategy. We will begin with an overview of data governance and the various approaches and components involved in building a data governance organization from both an organizational and technical perspective. Topics include:

  • Data Governance Overview
  • Aligning Data Governance with business objectives
  • Organizational structures
  • Data stewardship & roles
  • Processes & workflows
  • Tools & technologies to support data governance

Evening 4:  Building a Roadmap for Success

Evening 4 integrates all of the topics learned in the course to build a roadmap and implementation plan for their unique organization. We will also discuss how track benefits and ROI (return on investment) over time to monitor the success of your data initiatives.  Topics include:

  • Defining an Actionable Roadmap
    • Identifying “quick wins”
    • Aligning technology with business priorities
    • Building a roadmap that combines quick wins with long-term benefits
  • Tracking Benefits and ROI
    • Methods for calculating value
    • Tracking benefits over time
    • Culture & communication – keeping the momentum going
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Educator:

DONNA BURBANK

Managing Director, Global Data Strategy

Donna is a recognized industry expert in information management with over 20 years of experience in data strategy, information management, data modeling, metadata management, and enterprise architecture.

Her background is multi-faceted across consulting, product development, product management, brand strategy, marketing, and business leadership.

 

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Data Strategy – 4 Day Evening Course for Leaders

Theme:
Leading with knowledge
Educator:
DONNA BURBANK
Dates:
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Language:
English
Duration:
4 days

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