• Data Journey:
    a tool for identifying costs and risks
    Data journey is a tool aiding the identification of high costs and risks of new IT developments where data is moved in an existing network of systems, people, and organisations. Aims to assist the decision making process of whether is worth implementing new functionality on an existing network of data.

Why use a data journey?

Identification of social & technical factors

Data journeys can identify both technical and social factors affecting the failure of an IT system. Examples are the movement of data between incompatible, heterogeneous databases, inconsistent types of data sources, lack of trust of the sources by the end users, staff resistance to adopt the new system, wrong interpretation of the data at the new context and many more.

Lightweight process

Creating a data journey is a sufficiently lightweight process so that it can be used as a decision-making aid in the early stages of a development project.

Movement within and between organisations

Data journeys can identify high costs of data movement both within and between organisations.

The model

How to use the data journey model.

Iliada Eleftheriou

Email: iliada.eleftheriou@manchester.ac.uk


Suzanne M. Embury

Email: suzanne.embury@manchester.ac.uk


Andrew Brass

Email: andy.brass@manchester.ac.uk