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Data Strategy II: Developing the Roadmap NEW!

Duration: 3 to 4 Hours

Learn how to develop a data strategy that supports your business goals to ensure adoption and drive success. In Part 2 of this two-course series, expert practitioner Evan Levy describes the process of building the data strategy and the roadmap document.

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Conference Replay | Digital Course Book Included

Note: this course assumes students have completed Data Strategy I: A Corporate Plan for Data, which positions the data strategy in the context of business drivers and provides a comprehensive framework for its components.

Corporate attitudes toward data have gone through a significant metamorphosis over the past few years—from application byproduct to the secret sauce that enables new business processes and decision-making activities. This course provides a deep dive into the process of building an enterprise strategy and roadmap to drive business value.

Today’s business systems depend on accessing the company’s critical data assets; however, most organizations don’t have a plan (or even a set of goals) that ensures business access to all corporate data. Although most IT organizations are prepared to discuss their strategy with technology platforms, tools, and methodologies, few are equipped to discuss their goals and strategy for corporate data.

A successful data strategy doesn’t just contain details about big data, data management, or governance methods. It provides a practical roadmap for improving access to and use of the company’s data assets in a manner that leverages existing strengths and investments—and includes detailed plans for addressing challenges and weaknesses. In this course, Evan Levy outlines the activities associated with developing a comprehensive data strategy roadmap and provides an in-depth look at information gathering and analysis activities associated with the effort.

You Will Learn

  • The stakeholder engagement process for developing the data strategy
  • How to position a data strategy to gain support from three stakeholder audiences (business strategy, business operations, and technology)
  • Approaches and techniques for conducting stakeholder interviews, including sample questions
  • The analysis and construction activities involved in building your company’s data strategy
  • Identifying the data strategy program milestone deliverables
  • Templates and artifacts to support developing a custom data strategy roadmap

Geared To

  • CIOs and chief data officers
  • Managers of IT, BI, and analytics programs
  • Business sponsors
  • End users
  • Data stakeholders
  • Data governance staff
  • Data management staff

Continuing Professional Education Credits: 4

Apply these credits toward your CBIP recertification. Not certified? Learn more about CBIP and how to get certified here.




Evan Levy

Evan Levy, CBIP, is a management consultant in enterprise data strategy, data management, analytics, and systems integration. Business is experiencing exponential growth in data volumes, sources, and systems. Evan advises clients on strategies to address business challenges using their existing data and technology assets coupled with new and creative methods and practices. With more than 25 years of experience consulting with clients, Evan leads classes and workshops offering practical, real-world experience to address challenges in a manner that utilizes existing skills coupled with new methods to ensure IT and business success.