5 Questions every CEO should ask before embarking on a Data Transformation

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The title of this article is borrowed from a piece published by recruitment consultants La Fosse Associates earlier in the year. As its content consisted of me being interviewed by their Senior Managing Consultant, Liam Grier, I trust that I won’t get accused of plagiarism. Liam and I have known each other for years and so I was happy to work with him on this interview.

La Fosse article

I am not going to rehash the piece here, instead please read the full article on La Fosse’s site. But the 5 questions I highlight are as follows:

  1. Why does my organisation need to embark on a Data Transformation – what will it achieve for us?
     
  2. What will be different for us / our customers / our business partners?
     
  3. Do I have the expertise and experience on hand to scope a Data Transformation and then deliver it?
     
  4. How long will a Data Transformation take and how much will it cost?
     
  5. Is there an end state to our Data Transformation, or do we need a culture of continuous data improvement?

As well as the CEO, I think that the above list merits consideration by any senior person looking to make a difference in the data arena.
 


 

From: peterjamesthomas.com, home of The Data and Analytics Dictionary, The Anatomy of a Data Function and A Brief History of Databases