The evaluation process involves gathering, assessing, and tracing the end-to-end flow of data. This is where we apply WPC's own corporate philosophy to your business, and it starts with one simple question:
“If you don't know your legacy, how can you build a strong foundation?”
We see our job as IT forensic archaeologists, applying the patience and ability to sort through 'shards' of data and trace their roots.
WPC provides a unique multi-dimensional approach, and, with the implementation of this practice, we discover data gaps. Finding gaps allows us to address data quality weaknesses in existing data, improve the lineage, and create a QA process for resolving data issues using an agreed timeline.
Applying a wider lens to your data landscape and a deeper focus to find and retrieve what was lost allows us to fill these gaps and capture data change through documented evidence.
Company knowledge can be obscured over time as staff leave and layers of computer technology are added. Therefore, we are literally digging up the knowledge that has been buried as an organization has evolved. This work is less about specific knowledge and more about having the patience to dig down, pursue the context, read, gather the information, and assemble a picture for management and for current employees of how it works today.
WPC will always adapt and think holistically across the spectrum of processes because we have learned the auxiliary areas of business that align with our core experience.
Moreover, through our core capabilities of training and education, we know how to replay our findings to staff who will reapply them in a modern context. It is essential that learnings are handed down, taught, maintained, and expanded as your data governance framework is increasingly established.