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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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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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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

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

Aug. 6, 2017, 8:00 AM (PDT)
Aug. 11, 2017, 5:00 PM (PDT)
Portland, OR

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ESA 2017

Presenting + Exhibiting (Booth #622)

The theme for the 102nd annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America is "Linking biodiversity, material cycling and ecosystem services in a changing world." Over 4,000 scientists, researchers, educators, administrators, and policymakers are expected to attend the conference to explore how biodiversity is the foundation for many ecosystem services, how ecosystem functioning can translate into ecosystem services, and the role different dimensions of biodiversity play in developing such understanding.


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Oct. 10, 2017, 8:00 AM (MDT)
Oct. 12, 2017, 5:00 PM (MDT)
Fort Collins, CO

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44th Annual Natural Areas Conference

Sponsoring + Exhibiting

The conference will be held at the Hilton Fort Collins, on the edge of the Colorado State University Campus. Colorado’s natural areas offer numerous models for successful conservation and collaboration, including the Fort Collins Natural Areas Program, which manages more than 36,000 acres. The event will include sessions on:

  • Conservation across (natural/political/cultural) boundaries
  • Urban/wildland interface
  • Wilderness and research natural areas management
  • Value of healthy land in water resource management
  • Technology for land management success
  • Forest and range management
  • Invasive species management


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Nov. 7, 2017, 9:00 AM (PST)
Nov. 8, 2017, 5:00 PM (PST)
Portland, Oregon

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Field Technology Conference 2017

Presenting + Exhibiting

The focus of this year's conference is field technologies in the fishery and forestry industries. The conference expects to attract a wide swath of Pacific Northwest resource professionals.


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From the blog

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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August 5, 2016

We Just Kicked Off Our New Project with Montana

John, Brian, and I are fresh back from a great kickoff meeting with Montana’s Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program team. The project: creating a second generation of their Sage Grouse Web App to support consultation on proposed projects that could have an impact on sage grouse habitat. Montana’s IT team created the first generation in a matter of weeks late last year that ranchers, developers, and folks seeking funding or assistance have been using.

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