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

The Bureau enlisted Sitka to conduct a complete analysis of its existing data management practices and tools.

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

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Confucius | 450 B.C.

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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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April 17, 2017

BLM to Implement Landscape Approach to More Effectively Work with Partners

Earlier this year, USGS, in partnership with BLM, released a lengthy report on how BLM is implementing a landscape approach to resource management to more effectively work with partners and better understand the effects of management decisions. As outlined in the report, a landscape approach is a “set of concepts and principles used to guide resource management when multiple stakeholders are involved and goals include diverse and sustainable social, environmental, and economic outcomes.”

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January 18, 2017

Happy to be Dealt into ACES 2016

Lucky for me, it wasn’t a high stakes hold ‘em tournament but rather an inspiring gathering of folks trying to fundamentally change the way we do conservation. A Community for Ecosystem Services (ACES) is a conference that happens every two years.

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