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DataDiagnostic

DataDiagnostic™ Assesses Existing Data Flows, Evaluates Needs, and Delivers a Clearly-defined Data Management Strategy

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DataDiagnostic is a detailed assessment of your current data management practices and systems. Based on our findings, we will provide you with a clearly-defined data management strategy which outlines key areas for improvement, an alternatives analysis, recommended next steps, and estimated costs. A typical engagement also includes a working prototype of the recommended solution.

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The Art of Building a Data Management Strategy to Achieve Program Success

Learn the seven steps you need to take to ensure your natural resource management program is a whopping success.

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Why You Should Care

Evaluates your existing data management practices and systems to eliminate issues

Ensures you achieve maximum value from your data management practices and systems

Builds an optional prototype of your system based on analysis findings

With the workflow improvements that Sitka has helped us identify, our people can stay focused on their core mission of protecting and enhancing lands for the public to enjoy.

Katy Weil | Senior Management Analyst, Metro

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It was a serious 'epiphany moment' when we saw the view of our workflows with the overlay of all the data types generated and managed throughout the year!

Jude Trapani | CSRO Habitat Coordinator, US Bureau of Reclamation

How It Works

PEOPLE

Define all stakeholders and data users; Capture motivations and needs; Understand data usage patterns and preferences; Develop personas

WORKFLOW

Capture user tasks; Map ideal business processes; Prioritize processes and tasks; Identify areas for process improvements

DATA

Analyze current data sources and structure; Document data inputs and outputs for key steps; Define data model with definitions for main objects; Cluster entities into related topic areas

SYSTEMS

Determine existing systems of record; Assess system viability to support vision; Identify missing or sub-optimal system support; Determine system responsibilities; Define interaction and interfaces between systems

PLAN

Define work efforts; Prioritize and sequence changes; Identify resource needs; Estimate budget and timeline

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Featured Case Study

New Data Management Strategy Positions the US Bureau of Reclamation for Streamlined Operations

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Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand.

Confucius | 450 B.C.

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Upcoming Events

Dec. 3, 2018, 9:00 AM (EST)
Dec. 7, 2018, 5:00 PM (EST)
Washington, DC

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ACES 2018

Presenting + Attending

ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services represents a dynamic and growing international assembly of professionals, researchers, and policy-makers involved with ecosystem services. The ACES 2018 conference will focus on linking state-of-the-art science, practice, and decision making by bringing together the ecosystem services community and decision makers from around the United States and the globe. ACES 2018 will engage leaders in government, NGOs, academia, Native American tribes, and the private sector to advance the use of ecosystem services science and practice in resource management and other societal decisions.


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From the blog

February 9, 2018

Conservation Takes Center Stage in Music City

Last week, over 1,000 conservation leaders met in Nashville for the 72nd annual National Association of Conservation Districts meeting. Sitka was proud to be a sponsor for this meeting that brings farmers, ranchers, fosters, and conservation professionals from places as far as New Hampshire to Guam in one place to discuss policies and share ideas.

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July 17, 2017

Get the Inside Scoop on How the US Bureau of Reclamation Enlisted Sitka to Help Streamline Operations

Plagued with multiple issues stemming from outgrowing their existing reporting tools, the Columbia and Snake River Salmon Recovery Office (CSRO), a US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) sub-program, enlisted Sitka to conduct a detailed assessment of their data management practices and systems. Using our DataDiagnostic service, we conducted a detailed review of how the program managed all its information with the goal of identifying key areas for data quality and operational efficiency improvement.

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