Data Estate: 5-Week Assessment

Bridgeworks Consulting Group

Let Bridgeworks architect a business driven, extensible, and secure modern data modern data platform enabling better decision making and positive business outcomes in your organization

In 5 to 8 short weeks, the data experts at Bridgeworks will work with you to understand your current state from a people, processes, and technology perspective and build out a strategic vision for an enterprise-grade data architecture, and a roadmap of the workloads, anticipated costs, and business value they provide. On-premises, in the cloud, and at the edge – designing a business-driven maintainable and extensible data estate on Microsoft Azure ensures we design for who you are, and where you are.


Our clients typically realize the following benefits:

  • Identify and prioritize critical success factors and business needs
  • Inventory source systems and data assets that contain critical business data
  • Understand your current and future needs related to people, processes, and technologies
  • Define key business and technical processes and data flows
  • Build a consensus across business and IT stakeholders on workload priorities, complexity, and budgeting
  • Develop an enterprise-grade, secure, performant, and future-ready data architecture on Microsoft Azure that may include:
  • Provide cost saving optimization and migration considerations


At the end of your assessment, your organization will receive the following deliverabes:

  • User Personas
  • Conceptual Architecture
  • Findings and Recommendations
  • Key Process and Data Flow Diagrams
  • Prioritized Business Needs Backlog
  • Data Estate Roadmap
  • Executive Data Estate Strategy Presentation
  • Next Step Schedule and Budget Forecast
  • Optional Proof-of-Concept


The assessment typically takes between 5 and 8 weeks depending on stakeholder availability and scope/options:

Discovery Phase - 2 Weeks

Understanding current state

  • Interview key stakeholders
  • Identify and Prioritization Requirements
  • Inventory key source systems and applications
  • Create current state conceptual architecture
  • Document current state process flows

Strategy Phase - 2 Weeks

Identify gaps and design future state

  • Analyze documentation, systems inventory and working session output
  • Create personas
  • Develop future state conceptual architecture
  • Identify data consolidation, migration, and optimization strategies
  • Document and prioritize backlog
  • Identify People, Process, and Technology flows

Plan Phase - 1 Week

Create Actionable Roadmap and Plan

  • Group backlog into projects
  • Develop high-level cost and schedule estimates
  • Create Data Estate Roadmap
  • Review and finalize deliverables
  • Detailed plan and cost estimates for next step
  • Develop and Present Executive Summary

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