From Our Experience

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Questions-led

We find it important to focus on our client's questions of interest.  Then get into the data.

  • This approach brings focus to situations that have limited resources and time.
  • The simple framework is informally derived from others in the field (such as Tom Davenport and Gartner).
  • The framework is so intuitive we can explain it to a child

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Insight from Data Workflow

We simplify complexity by using our own  insight from data workflow

  • We  know the steps that have to occur and we know that iterations of the steps are key
  • Our approach can be compared to an iceberg.  
  • A large part of the work (80-90%) pertains to data management 
  • The dashboards and reports is what we see above the water (10-20%) 

silos are a pain

Data Dashboards & Reports Can Help...

  • silos create barriers in organizations, sectors, and industries
  • silos interfere with organizational effectiveness
  • silos can be interpreted as narrow, specialist groups*
  • silos can also be comprised of systems and data
  • silos exist in all forms of organizations (profit, non-profit, gov. etc)
  • experts contribute to creating and reinforcing silos
  • experts can become vulnerable to job loss in economic downturns
  • digital data is double-edged, as it both creates and breaks down, silos
  • data analytics platforms can bridge the gaps across silos
  • applied data science is an interdisciplinary field that can bridge silos


Data  & organizational silos are barriers to collaboration.  Microsoft Power BI Dashboards can help
Data & organizational silos are barriers to collaboration. Microsoft Power BI Dashboards can help