The R&D IT organization of a global pharmaceutical firm engaged us to program manage a set of initiatives that would allow the organization to better understand the information being used throughout R&D, how and where it flowed throughout the organization, and implement a capability within R&D that could assist in the establishment and deployment of data standards.
The Satori Solution
We provided program leadership and served as a trusted advisor to R&D IT leadership. This entailed assisting with the identification and prioritization of required initiatives, defining key projects, governance and teams; providing program oversight and supporting project / program leaders; supporting a comprehensive data and architecture “blueprinting” effort across the organization that focused on mapping data flows, processes and systems; and partnering with organizational leaders.
Our blueprints became the foundational steps in a holistic data management approach intended to apply data standardization by allowing our clients to view how data flows through their systems. We played an active leadership role within it to ensure program and projects were aligned and executed in line with leadership priorities. We established a data stewardship team that introduced a centralized capacity to assist in the identification of data standardization priorities, led efforts to define, deploy, and communicate standards across R&D IT.