What is Discovery?
Discovery can be particularly helpful if few people at the organization have extensive experience with data and data-related tools.
The deliverable from the engagement will typically be a report that:
- Details what appears to be the best option for your particular organization given its current state, goals, and constraints
- Explains why these options appear to be the best for your particular company
- If desired, it discusses additional options and why they weren’t selected as the top choice, but might still be considered.
Discovery can be used for any data-related problem. Effective data analytics is a useful tool to help your organization make big decisions, not an end in itself. Crowd-pleasing organizations often prioritize the technological impressiveness of their analytical methods over their effectiveness all the time, but this strategy is completely backwards. Instead, when doing any sort of work with data, always ask yourself what questions need to be answered. Whether you’re working with Boxplot or someone else, the consultant will definitely need to know the central question(s) you’re trying to answer with your analysis.
Here are some examples of discovery requests we’ve received in the past:
Do You Already Have Data You Want Analyzed?
If You Already Have Data, How Are Your Data Stored?
Do you have existing preferences for tools?
Sitting with a consulting firm to define goals, needs, and the current state of your organization’s data situation can help produce a plan that is perfectly tailored to your company’s needs and, after implementation, allows you to enjoy the benefits of a state-of-the-art data practice, or whatever goal you are trying to achieve with the discovery process. If you’re looking for a partner to help realize its data-driven potential, reach out to us!
We’ll always offer a free consultation, and have one of our experts converse with you directly to recommend the best approach given your organization’s needs.
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