Data Analytics

Action Items

  • Understand clients business strategies and business objectives
  • Clearly define project objectives and goals
  • Understand and differentiate main priorities and sub-goals
  • Identify areas of focus and
  • Calibrate process into milestones and assessment segments
  • Assess business process to ensure understanding

Output

  • Bulleted list of initiatives with well-defined, boundaries, milestones and objectives
  • Build project plan and estimate timelines
  • Estimate project cost, duration, complexity, and delivery dates
  • Assign Milestones (or entire stage) to an owner

Action Items

  • Translate Review stage objectives into analytical requirements
  • Design a high level solution prototype
  • Review estimated investments, costs and timing of specific business cases
  • Establish scope of the project
  • Communicate scope with clients and arrive at a mutually agreeable scope
  • Document agreed scope and boundaries

Output

  • Analytics framework
  • Scope document

Action Items

  • Translate Review stage objectives into analytical requirements
  • Design a high level solution prototype
  • Review estimated investments, costs and timing of specific business cases

Output

  • Analytics framework

Action Items

  • Draw detailed execution plan
  • Determine skills and expertise required
  • Assess the maturity and readiness of tools and platforms
  • Agree strategies for vendor engagement
  • Determine technical and scientific tools required and all dependencies
  • Analyze required inputs and their readiness
  • Determine cloud strategies
  • Outline compliance and regulatory framework to be considered

Output

  • Technical requirements, platforms and timelines
  • Software requirement
  • Licenses and permits required
  • Reporting and issues escalation pathway
  • Ownerships and responsibilities
  • Design business case for investments
  • Vendor shortlists and recommendations
  • Compliance requirements

Action Items

  • Begin implementation of solution
  • Strict adherence to requirements outlined in Design Stage
  • Stress testing and compliance assessment
  • Design user acceptance testing framewor

Output

  • Solution prototype for testing
  • User acceptance test use cases
  • Test results

Action Items

  • Implement user acceptance test with client
  • Demonstrate achievement of all goals as outlined in Review Stage
  • Establish scope was fully covered
  • Establish that solution meets client’s expectations
  • Implement any identified bugs, omissions, defects, etc
  • Request feedback
  • Clients sign off acceptance document

Output

  • Signed acceptance document
  • Possible on-going support agreement

Action Items

  • Sign ongoing support agreement with client
  • Define scope of support and covered elements and boundaries
  • Design Ongoing Support framework
  • Assign owners and backups

Output

  • Calendar and email setup for alerts and Solution prototype for testing
  • Issues escalation framework

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