22NTC Session Proposal

Are your processes supporting or hindering your success?

Submitted by: Nandini Narula đźź 


In our work leading many organizations through the transformative process of becoming truly data-driven organizations, we have found that it is process, not technology, that is the critical driver of success in this transformation. Well-designed processes embed a data mindset into the daily life of an organization – and this fully embedded approach ensures that an organization’s theory of change is supported and driven by correct, timely, and actionable information. However, there are few tools available to help organizations evaluate their data processes – so we came up with one! With our client, Community Connections for Youth (CCFY), we’ll demonstrate our approach for process design. You will see how a data strategy driven by process led to increased collaboration among program and operational departments, more engaged front-line staff, and more meaningful data outputs. This is what it truly means to be data-driven; we will show you how to get there.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the value of assessing and, periodically, re-assessing how an organization’s processes are working to support strategic goals
  • Explain the value of building a process-driven data strategy and data model
  • Understand the key steps of process analysis that they can take back to their organizations.

Session Type

60 minute session

Target Audience

Program/delivery team members, data/IT team members