You don’t have to go at it alone and with data innovation happening at an accelerated pace, relying on someone that has been there, done that can make your journey easier.
Design Thinking for Data
Get it right out of the shoot. The cost of rework can be stifling.
Some of the most difficult projects to collaborate upon and deploy are data projects. Experts point to many reasons, including the difficulty of integrating existing business processes and applications, management resistance, and internal politics. The key to a successful project is having strong teams that work together from inception to deployment. Design Thinking supports this and provides a proven way to kick off any data project, thus coming out of the shoot with input from everyone involved and collaborative requirements.
The benefits of Design Thinking include:
- Understanding of need or root cause through input from everyone involved in the project.
- No designing in a bubble – everyone’s vision is taken into consideration, encouraging innovative thinking.
- Ensures the final outcome meets objectives and business requirements.
- Helps with transformation issues that may exist within a team.
- Provides an environment that facilitates cultural transformation and truly integrated vision and implementation.
- Proven acceleration of the deployment of your project.
Great Data Minds Design Thinking Services
Cloud Concierge Services
Welcome to the new world order.
Everything from new architectures and new processes to human enablement has to be considered to claim success with cloud solutions. Furthermore, just lifting and shifting is not the end game, it is re-platforming your environment that provides the most ROI. Our cloud data advisors can provide you as much as a 50% accelerated time to deployment through the use of our best practices, shared IP, transformation services and more.
Our cloud concierge services are for clients that are exploring the use of public cloud including Google, AWS and Azure.
Humans Matter Program
Supporting human resource transformation.
The number one asset in any organization is the humans. Yet, humans are the number one thing that is often forgotten with an IT project. Transformation is hard, yes, but it’s also mandatory for a company’s survival. With analytics project failure rates of 50% or higher, it’s high time to look at the human impact on failed projects. We believe it is a key variable, one that has to be addressed by management and supported within the program budget.
The advisors at Great Data Minds have transformed not only their own teams, but also many more of their customer’s teams. Statistics show that 25 to 30% of resources will struggle with change and not be able to support the transition. If change is implemented correctly, everyone in the organization will feel the rewards and perhaps most importantly, the benefits to your partners and customers will be unprecedented.
Scaled Agile Framework SAFe ® for Data
Analytics as a Product – Safe in Numbers
Digital transformation is disrupting every industry across the globe and every company is in the software business, especially in the Business Analytics space where agility is not an option, it is a business imperative. Enterprises must learn how to adapt and evolve quickly to increasingly rapid changes in technology and economic conditions to avoid extinction. Companies that embrace this urgency to adapt quickly AND change the way they work will succeed. Those that don’t will struggle and eventually fail.
How do you ensure your enterprise will succeed in your digital transformation?
By becoming a Lean Enterprise, a thriving digital age business that continuously delivers high-quality, innovative and competitive solutions to customers and internal stakeholders in the shortest sustainable lead time. Lean Enterprises get results:
- 10 – 50% happier, more motivated people
- 30 – 75% faster time to market
- 25 – 75% defect reduction
- 20 – 50% increase in productivity
The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) for Lean Enterprises is the world’s leading framework for enterprise agility. SAFe® for Lean Enterprises is a knowledge base of proven, integrated principles, practices and competencies for Lean, Agile and DevOps.
Our Advisors are certified to teach SAFe® and guide your enterprise through the successful transformation to SAFe®, developing new “enterprise competencies” that enable a new style of leadership, new ways of thinking and working and a new culture focused on delivering value while relentlessly focusing on continuous improvement.
Modern Data Strategies
The boomerang effect can certainly come into play here and can stifle your project.
Rushing to new technologies without proper architecture, cultural change, people skilling, process change, governance, and security will result in a Modern Data Strategy that produces technical debt and a platform that quickly becomes the next legacy.
Great Data Minds advisors can ensure project success through modern architectural planning for advanced analytics, self-service programs, application integration, data governance and incorporating advanced solutions such as machine learning/AI supporting all data, big data and even extreme data.
Technical Market Analysis
Helping our clients maneuver the technical data landscape.
The speed to market with new technologies, whether services or technology solutions is unprecedented. Our research team works on a daily basis to compile our findings and broaden our knowledge of modern data tools. Through our advisory services, we share this information with our clients while taking in key considerations and project requirements. In the end, we can quickly help make the right decisions and even facilitate MVP programs for proof of value.
Our market analytics is in the areas of:
- Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
- Data Curation + Integration
- MDM + Data Governance
- Analytics Reporting
- Data at Rest
Sometimes it hurts, but change can be very rewarding.
We work with our clients to develop their data capabilities through innovation. This in turn affects all aspects of the organization including new technologies and architectures, processes and team capabilities. Don’t forget the humans. Communications and training are key.