Case Study

Building Data Strategy and

Governance Frameworks

FDM Data Practice | Public Sector

From Vision to Strategy with FDM’s Data Practice

FDM’s global data practice is made up of over 500 professionals and is growing rapidly, with increasing access to expertise across data science, analytics, engineering, governance, strategy and Al.

We have 30 years of experience within the tech space and power solutions that move your business forward through our leading professionals and FDM’s unique academy model.

This case study explores how we helped a UK Government department with their data capabilities.

Deputy Director of Transformation

“The FDM Data Team has certainly moved us forward!”


Working with the Department’s technology leadership team we began by unpacking the requirements of the National Strategy for Data and Data Governance, and then assessed opportunities across work streams to build a data strategy and roadmap for the future.

Strategic goals workshop
Business objectives workshop
Business process mapping
Tech stack review
As Is – To Be analysis


The path to success with the department began with mobilising a high performing team, including SMEs in Data Strategy, Architecture and Analysis.

The data squad included senior professionals and early career talent from FDM’s academy. Being the largest net new creator of tech talent in the UK, we were able to quickly mobilise the team for onboarding within 3 weeks.


In 3 months, we created a powerful data strategy for the client, providing and implementing the necessary frameworks, artefacts, and processes to build a set of robust data capabilities.

Data Landscape

Interactive view of the customers’ data ecosystem and data flows across the organisation and departments, identifying single source data opportunities.

Data Artefacts

Setting the department up for continued success, we provided tooling recommendations and created re-usable artefacts, linking to the corporate data model, data dictionary, and data catalogue.

Data Governance Framework

The framework embedded a structure and methodology that allowed the department to implement the data governance best practice, principles, and work streams.

Data Vision & Strategy

The data strategy set the organisation up to meet long term business objectives and met the National Strategy for Data and Data Governance requirements, while also aligning to the UK Government’s 2022 to 2025 Digital and Data Roadmap.