Da Vinci Strategy
Before taking action, you must define what you want to achieve. Defining your ambition comes from answering a series of questions such as:
- Where do you want to stand and by when?
- Will all data be available by default?
- Is all the data stored centrally?
As a result from answering these questions, it'll help you define your organizations 'As-Is' situation.
Defining the 'As-Is' Situation
Representative Group: Identify key representatives from different sectors, units, and departments within your organization that can help create an accurate 'As-Is' situation. From here is where you'll be able to answer the following questions:
Which units collect data? | Which units use data? | Which units produce data? | What type of data do these units gather?
What's the existing format? | Is the data centrally organized? | Is the data currently published?
Compare and Define Goals
Creating a visualization of both the 'As-Is' and the 'To-Be' situations is an effective way to see what's going to change in the near future. What are the differences between the two situations? What needs to be done to get from the 'As-Is' state to the 'To-Be' state? By means of defining clear and measurable goals, your organization will be enabled to work towards those end goals and measure whether or not you've achieved them.