Enterprise data architecture
and data governance framework
Case Study: Attorney General’s Department
The department was able to get started on consolidation of eight business systems with a view of the underlying data holdings across those systems.
What we did
- Met with people across multiple business units and the information management team to understand their processes and their use of their data.
- Reviewed and identified ways to improve the Department’s information management practices.
- Provided recommendations on the establishment of a data governance programme.
- Developed a logical data model covering 90% of the Department’s data holdings.
- Developed a set of data standards and a detailed data dictionary.
The department was able to get started on consolidation of eight business systems with a view of the underlying data holdings across those systems. The physical data models could be developed from a single logical model and set of relevant data standards, resulting in improvements in reporting and more consistent understanding of data elements across the department. The department was able to begin a program of data governance.
“The work that MXA did allowed us to kick-start our understanding of our data holdings at an enterprise level. This will form the basis for a strategic investment in ‘information as a service’ that in time will allow us to expose data securely regardless of technology and application boundaries.”
– Jo Corcoran, CIO, Attorney General’s Department.