Operating Model Assessment

Practical advice and achievable outcomes


Are you a forward-thinking company eager to harness the full potential of your data, but finding the journey towards operationalizing your data strategy more challenging than expected? You’re not alone. Navigating the intricate web of data management, technology, and organizational alignment can be a daunting task. But fear not, because we’re here to guide you through this journey.

The Data Strategy Conundrum: Challenges You Might Be Facing

Many organizations face a common set of challenges when it comes to operationalizing their data strategy:

  • Lack of Clarity: Unclear data objectives and strategies can lead to inefficiency and missed opportunities.
  • Technology Overload: The ever-evolving tech landscape can leave you overwhelmed and struggling to select the right tools for your needs.
  • Data Silos: Data trapped in departmental silos prevents a holistic view of your operations.
  • People and Processes: Aligning your team and processes with your data strategy is often easier said than done.
  • Measuring Success: Without the right metrics and KPIs, it’s hard to determine whether your data strategy is working.

Our Comprehensive Operating Model Assessment: Transforming Your Data Strategy

At the heart of our offering lies a holistic Operating Model Assessment. This comprehensive assessment empowers your organization to align your data strategy with your business goals and overcome operationalization challenges. Our assessment covers six key pillars:

  1. Alignment to Business Strategy: We ensure that your data strategy is in perfect sync with your overarching business objectives. Your data should be a strategic asset that drives your success.
  2. Team Structure & Competencies: We evaluate your team’s composition and capabilities, identifying areas for growth and optimization. The right team is essential for executing your data strategy effectively.
  3. Process and Methodology Review: We delve deep into your existing processes and methodologies, streamlining them to ensure maximum efficiency and alignment with your data objectives.
  4. Tools, Technology, and Infrastructure Evaluation: Our experts assess your current tech stack, recommending the right tools and infrastructure to support your data strategy’s execution.
  5. Enhanced Collaboration and Communication: Silos can hinder data success. We focus on improving collaboration and communication within your organization, breaking down barriers and fostering a culture of data sharing.
  6. Performance Metrics and KPIs Review: To measure success, you need the right metrics. We help you develop and refine key performance indicators that keep your data strategy on the path to triumph.

Why Choose Us?

We are a team of data experts with a proven track record in helping organizations successfully operationalize their data strategies. We understand that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, and we’ll work closely with you to create a custom plan that fits your unique needs.

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What Our Clients Say

“We were looking for experts in enterprise data and analytics strategy that would approach its development from a business-first perspective and not a technology-first perspective.  Samir Sharma and his team was able to meet and exceed the expectations for the deliverables, including a culture assessment, vision development, use cases, roadmap, and operating model.

They were very easy to work with, and they drove great discussions among both our executive team and operational teams. The work they did has provided a lot of value and was instrumental in preparing us for the future. I would highly recommend their services and look forward to our continued partnership and success.”

Dominic Cavalco, Manager of Business Solutions
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, and Metropolitan Chicago


With expert insight and knowledge, Samir Sharma played a full part in helping us modernise our approach to data management. Steering attention to the foundations of data management success, such as data governance, data architecture and data literacy; as well as what outputs we were looking for from platform modernisation. He had an instrumental influence on our data strategy.He was also hugely impactful in automating our regulatory reporting, ensuring our data was structured, cleansed and ready for presentation.”

Barry McNulty, Head of Analytics
Hyde Housing Group


“Over a four-month period, we had the privilege to collaborate with Samir Sharma and datazuum on the design, development, and documentation of our new operating model.

  • Samir’s understanding of our business requirements was excellent. He devoted time to understand the resources available, the maturity of our organisation, and the specific business outcomes driving our model.
  • His meticulous approach and deep domain expertise significantly contributed to the structuring of the Data Squads. He balanced speed and standards effectively, combining the best of centralised and decentralised data development methodologies.
  • He guided us through each phase of the process, ensuring our team felt supported and educated about each decision being made.
  • Samir was instrumental in ensuring Data Squads could build solutions while adhering to our enterprise-wide development methodologies, architectural designs, and governance processes.
  • Because of his efforts, we now have a method to assure consistent, high-quality data delivery across all departments. This will result in faster, more accurate decision-making processes, ultimately driving our efficiency and profitability.

I am extremely satisfied with Samir’s performance and look forward to continuing our collaboration. His exceptional contribution to the design and implementation of the Data Squads process will set a new standard for data excellence within Lowell.

I would highly recommend both datazuum and Samir to any organisation seeking to improve its data management capabilities. His commitment, industry knowledge, and ability to understand and align with business outcomes truly sets them apart.”

Robin Miller, Group Data Officer


“I had settled into my new role as a ‘Head of Data Science’ and realized that it would be helpful to develop a data strategy, with a plan to exploit the data to its full capacity. However, I didn’t know where to start. I engaged with Samir Sharma and datazuum to start off the process and they were able to give an independent assessment of data maturity with a thorough plan on how to exploit our data assets.

Samir’s approach to developing our data strategy was to understand the business strategy and challenges the business faced and then develop plans on how data can help with these objectives. It was refreshing to have a consultancy that looked at the underlying business issues rather than delve straight into the IT solutions.”

Colleen Spence, Head of Data Science
Sedgwick International UK