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Ignition Guide to Strategic Planning for Data & Analytics

Published: 28 November 2018

ID: G00705362

Analyst(s): Chief Data and Analytics Officer Research Team


This guide will help chief data officers (CDOs) and other data and analytics leaders establish a strategy for data and analytics, develop and prioritize action steps to achieve objectives, and communicate the strategy to win support across the enterprise.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 6: Define the Strategic Planning Process

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 6: Determine the Implications of the Business Strategy for Data and Analytics Strategy


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 6: Develop the Data and Analytics Strategy


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 6: Develop Actionable Roadmaps to Execute the Data and Analytics Strategy


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 6: Communicate the Data and Analytics Strategy to Stakeholders


How to Set Up for Success

Step 6 of 6: Monitor Progress on Data and Analytics Strategic Objectives

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

Recommended by the Authors

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