Data Operations Assessment

Sandhill’s Data Operations Assessment measures and evaluates the practices for specification of data requirements and management of implemented data across the entire supply chain.

Product Brief

The data operations assessment is used to evaluate the data operations processes to verify that data requirements are fully specified; data is traceable from the business terms through data acquisition and consumption. Change management processes are assessed to confirm that modifications to data sources are selected based on requirements, well controlled, and authoritative.

Main Idea/Benefit

The data operations assessment is performed to assure that the organization has clear definitions of the data supply chain from data creation or acquisition to consumption. The assessment consists of measurement of the effectiveness of the following data operations process areas:

  • Data Requirements Definition
  • Data Lifecycle Management
  • Provider Management

In addition, due to the strong inter-dependencies, the assessment will cover the association of the data operations practices with the following data management practice areas:

  • Data Governance: Governance Management, Business Glossary, Metadata Management
  • Data Quality: Data Quality Strategy, Data Quality Assessment, Data Profiling
  • Data Management Strategy: Data Management Function
  • Platform & Architecture: Architectural Standards

Solution Overview

Working with your data organization, Sandhill’s Data Operations Assessment provides a documented Findings and Recommendations Report that includes:

  • Measurement of data operations against strategies and goals based on business objectives for the data supply chain.
  • Set of data quality priorities and goals transformed into actionable criteria for data quality dimension
  • An evaluation of the current level of consistency with the language of the business and use of standard approved business terms.
  • Audit of data operations process traceability to measure the adherence to the data requirements, authoritative sourcing and data dependencies.
  • A roadmap of how to close the gap between the current and desired state of the data supply chain to determine the progress in process to data mapping efforts and the adoption of authoritative data sources.

Key Benefits

  • A common terminology
  • A shared understanding and vision among stakeholders
  • A clear path to increasing data management capabilities
  • A positive solution for achieving business objectives from data management process improvement

Data Management Engagements

Domain Education

Sandhill Consultants offers both standardized, modular education, as well as custom offerings. The following Education is recommended:

  • Data Management Maturity Model Executive Overview
  • Data Management Maturity Model Foundation

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Data Management Maturity Assessments

Sandhill’s approach to helping clients achieve desired levels of Data Management Maturity incorporates all of the data management practice areas. The following Sandhill DMM resources are particularly relevant:


Sandhill offers consulting and expert resourcing the following areas:

Sandhill Frameworks

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