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Marisa Pierron with iDashboards live blogged the Data Transparency session at our iDashboards conference. Moderator Stephen Misajlovski spoke with Allan Marmorstein and Tamila Bezden from Firstrust Bank on how they handle data distribution within their company and how others can follow in their footsteps. Below are some of their talking points that you’re sure to find helpful.Firstrust iDashboards Conference

What does ‘data transparency’ mean to you?

“Data Transparency has to start by bringing all your data together… then focusing on data delivery. Getting information to everyone in your organization that is relevant to their needs. It’s critical that everyone has a single version of the truth.” – Allan

It’s critical that everyone has a single version of the #truth. #iDashboards16 Click To Tweet

data transparency at iDashboards16Did you find that sharing too much information scared people?

“We’ve talked about how we influence our peers in the keynote earlier, we feel that we do that by getting everyone the correct information. We started by rolling out one category at a time starting with the top level information… You want to roll out things that matter the most. Once you have one successful leap of faith, you get people to take the second and third leap.” – Allan

“Doing it step by step is important, if you overwhelm someone with data they won’t want to work with it.” -Tamila

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Read next: Transparency Traps (And How To Avoid Them)

When you did roll out to different departments, did you bring them in to help storyboard?data transparency first

“We brought in subject matter experts, learned what they needed, what they wanted to see, and how they want to view it… we built trust over time, then we rolled out the dashboards.” -Allan

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Start with the data first make to sure you have quality data. Bad data = bad dashboards. Take a look at the collection process and ensure that you are collecting the most accurate data possible. Once you are confident in that process, bring in the dashboard users to walk through a storyboard of what they want to see and how they want to see it, this will create more buy-in ultimately and accountability throughout your organization.

Stay tuned for more from our #iDashboards16 conference… and check out more information on storyboarding here.

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Marisa Pierron Enterprise Account Representative @iDashboards

Marisa Pierron works with clients to create strategic dashboard implementation plans in companies across the United States. She is a lover of travel and photography, and is always planning a new trip.


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