A data process that supports innovation
How do you arrive at the right data for your organisation? How do you develop the right measurements for alignment and performance? We flirted with mental models in our previous post and it’s handy again here. By the end of this post, we hope to have presented a different lens on your data organisation, one that helps you answer these questions and also gives you reason to revise how you view performance in your data organisation.
From when I first saw it and each time it pops up after that, I admired the brilliance of the above infographic. It explains the concept in such a clear concise way. A couple years back, when I put forward the below image to depict the components of our data processing, it felt risky (as it could either be perceived as childish, or worse, undermining). But — it turns out
Data flows in businesses the way blood flows in human bodies. Or, streamflow of water. It is pervasive and multifaceted. Thus, there are various entry points to the practice of data and a vast array of specialisations one can choose to master. Some spend years learning the art of transforming data, or jobs orchestration, or puzzling data integration for maximum reuse, or creating an engaging data visualisation, so on and so
I was more than a little intrigued recently when the need for a key management system cropped up for one of our Data capabilities. Key management solutions tend to be a particularly obscure part of the data world, hidden away, taken for granted in companies with established and complex datawarehousing solutions, and rarely needed in young companies. In Data, mentions of keys tend to elicit thoughts of primary keys, foreign
A couple of months ago, I suggested to my best friend that I have her kids over for a sleepover for the Labour day long weekend. “It’ll be great, our kids will finally spend more time with each other and they’ll actually grow up knowing one another”. Pragmatically, I suggested we not lock anything in as we couldn’t predict what Covid restrictions might land in good old Melbourne. I think
I went to Le Bon Ton tonight and the 3 of us were seated in the courtyard. As it’s summer, sun was still up despite my watch telling me it’s almost 8pm. Oddly fresh beautiful weather, with the fairy light hanging and lots of greens all around us; it’s no wonder the big venue was packed. There were so many large groups of friends having their catch ups.The menu had