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Data Diagnostic

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

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Data Diagnostic 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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Data Diagnostic Inspired an Improved Information Management Strategy for the Puget Sound Partnership

An in-depth assessment from Sitka and Environmental Incentives drew attention to areas of opportunity.

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

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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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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February 25, 2021

Salmon Data Virtual Workshop to Bolster Conservation Efforts

The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) will be hosting a two-part virtual workshop on “Salmon Data Mobilization” during the week of March 1st, and we’re very excited to participate. Since 1993, the NPAFC has been promoting the conservation of migrating fish species, namely Pacific salmon and steelhead trout, in the international waters of the North Pacific Ocean and its adjacent northern seas. The inter-governmental organization consists of members from Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, and the United States of America.

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December 31, 2020

Responding to Climate Change with a Design Thinking Mindset

A project that aids Colombian onion farmers struggling with lackluster harvests took center stage in November when the Stanford Social Innovation Review published “Using Design Thinking to Tackle Climate Change When ‘What You Know No Longer Works’” by Sarah Stein Greenburg and Dr. Madhuri Karak. As hinted at in the title of the piece, Stein Greenburg and Karak set out to address “ambiguity problems,” or issues that can no longer be solved by traditional, time-honored methods.

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