The impetus for change is far more fragmented in State Governments. The executive agencies at the state level are small enough that taking a leadership role in implementing digital transformation or enterprise data management is high risk. At the state level, as opposed to the federal level, the resistance to change is far less about governance and far more about culture. Governance is not as established, formalized, or enforced yet the problems driving the need for managing data for the enterprise remain. 

“According to the 2017 Executive Directive 7 Final Report, Leveraging the Use of Shared Data and Analytics (Appendix 1), only 22.2% of the Commonwealth’s 1,686 enterprise data assets were shared outside of the source agency due to a “complex array of federal and state laws, regulations, program rules, and related policies.”

The report also mentions state agencies have developed a risk‐averse culture opting to not share data by default.  Further, agencies do not have the necessary “technical, financial, or personnel resources to sustain data sharing relationships” or initiate and manage data analytics projects.” – Commonwealth of Virginia 

As you can see in the quoted statement above, the problem is clearly stated. What is not stated is the goal and, beyond the goal, the systematic approach to how the goal will be achieved. The nature of the challenge is such that you are facing holistic transformation. 

We help you define the starting point of your journey to enterprise data management (DM3 Assessment), capture and understand the holistic environment in which you are operating today (DM Landscape), facilitate articulation of the future you are looking to achieve (Data Strategy), and set you on the path to positive growth (Data Blueprint, ReadySetGo! Roadmaps).