Our data approach leverages a systems design framework to evaluate your current capacity and plan to grow your resources to support smart decisions.
These are common questions from our clients as they seek to build capacity and be more responsive to community needs. Our assessments seek to understand your strengths, opportunities for growth, and capacity for change. These may include one or more of the following:
Evaluating your human and technology processes help us map your strategy to grow.
Learn more about our approach with several National Public Safety Partnership sites seeking to develop data-driven crime reduction programs.
Expectations should be developed and mapped by leadership to support objectives. While leadership may understand what they need to know, there are several processes that need to occur for analysts or technology staff to develop information. Setting clear expectations about what you want to know, why you want to know it, and how it supports your needs allows analysts to leverage their expertise in the best method to inform you in a timely, actionable and accurate way.
People are the key resource for an organization. Identifying the person(s) with the best-fit of knowledge, skills and abilities for tasks related to technology and analysis will support long-term goals. Each organization has taken a different approach to identifying and developing dedicated persons for analytical functions; however, not all of these approaches have been consistent with industry standards and/or organizational goals. Our assessments work to align your personnel within your organization, invest in them for the future, and help educate your staff on their value in the organization.
Local governments, public safety and education collect a lot of data. Collection is but just one phase in the data lifecycle and requires intention and direction for access, processing, accuracy and quality. IDEA helps understand collection business processes and helps you ensure the storage, access and quality of information is available for your data priorities.