The first step was to engage key stakeholders and knowledge holders across PRS to baseline the current position, so that a clear improvement plan could be created with agreed business objectives. Through a series of structured interviews and workshops, we captured detailed comments, observations and requirements.
The results were mapped onto three key themes:
1. Improve the data tooling for delivery and operations
2. Put a formal data governance framework in place
3. Improve the data management to maximise opportunity for PRS and their customers.
However, conscious that fast track initiatives were also needed, we recommended the implementation of automation tools to realise immediate business benefit. This enabled instant improvement across the data catalogue as well as contract analysis, with automated unification of data, using machine learning tools, removing the semi-automated processes that existed.
We ran proof of concepts and prototypes in these areas using real business scenarios.