Data driven decision making culture. It sounds great in theory, but how do you really get there in practice?

In this talk I will share insights, stories and examples of data visualisations from my quest to create a data driven decision making culture. I'll show you where to start in building a data driven culture, how to overcome common data resistance patterns and how to create an environment where people use data by default as an input to making decisions around product delivery.

But data is confronting and it often doesn’t support decisions that have already been made or visions that have already been imagined so a big part of this story is about how we conquer issues around data resistance, sharing data with others and how to build robustness needed to stand up to data undermining attempts.

And why is data so essential to me? As Lean, Agile and Systems Thinking become more mainstream, it appears the amount of misinformation and misuse is growing and the lack of tangible business outcomes is putting our industry at risk.  We have an obligation to protect the integrity of these practices by showing the relationship between cause and effect. Showing how we have affected business performance, aiming to understand when we have improved it and when we have gone backwards. Having the evidence as well as the great stories about our transformations.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • What to measure: 7 dimensions to product delivery metrics that are meaningful from a business decision making perspective with a focus on predictability, output, speed and risk. 10mins
  • Data gathering: with examples of where to spend your effort when looking for insights in this tedious stage. (measuring Speed, Output, Risk and Predictability)10mins
  • People focus: engagement, co-creation, surprising and new conversations, and scaling past you 10minsFrom one-off reports and heroes, to institutionalisation and data nerd networks 5mins
  • Adding the sizzle: data visualisation 5mins
  • Making it actionable, incorporating data into decision making 5mins

Learning Outcome

  • Practical tips and examples on what’s involved in creating good solid data, and an understanding of which metrics are better to use when under lots of scrutiny
  • Learn a multidimensional view of the different types of product delivery decision making metrics. Helping you to think through what to measure based on the context of your organisation and the outcomes that are important for your business.
  • How to increase the focus on data in your organisation, the people aspects, how to involve people on your quest so they turn into data nerds too.
  • Who to bring on the quest and how to institutionalise data driven decision making culture
  • How to close the loop and turn the data into insights, learnings then actions
  • Understanding the purpose of data, why we need to increase the focus 

Target Audience

Leaders, Teams, Data Nerds, Wannabe Data Nerds, Product//Delivery/Engineering

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