Data informed
Using evidence to guide decisions

Blocky, the Ad Hoc mascot, holding a data informed symbol next to a horizontal bar chart.

Data, along with the people and tools to analyze it, is a critical component of digital-first organizations. Does your organization have the data you need to make informed decisions about priorities and product design?

Ad Hoc teams bring tools and methodologies that enable leaders to make data-informed decisions. We help agencies leverage data to:

  • Answer key questions
  • Spur innovation
  • Enhance product design
  • Drive performance improvement
  • Optimize resource allocation
  • Inform quality business decisions at scale

Data needs people

Data can’t tell you the full story of your challenges and solutions. It's never going to show you exactly what to do next. But together with experienced professionals and a clear vision led by product thinking, data can be a powerful decision-making tool.

Ad Hoc’s data informed methodology is based on the industry-leading CRoss-Industry Standard Process for Data Mining (CRISP-DM) and is grounded in our firm belief that people are at the heart of any successful data-informed initiative.

With support from Ad Hoc, agencies can effectively interpret data, create ​​testable hypotheses, and use data to inform critical decisions.

The CRoss-Industry Standard Process for Data Mining (CRISP-DM) methodology, with data in the center of a circle, surrounded by process arrows flowing between business understanding, data understanding, data preparation, modeling, evaluation, and deployment.

Case study

By combining previously isolated data sources into a COVID-19 digital response dashboard, we helped the VA better invest time and resources into helping Veterans.

The next step

Being data-informed requires government agencies and teams to think about data as a strategic asset and to think holistically about the value data can provide. Every digital service has the potential to create, consume, and publish data to other systems.

Making that step requires agencies to think about their data as both an insight driver and a service or product enabler. By maximizing the value of their data, government agencies can build all kinds of data product features, tools, and platforms.

Raw data collection and pipelines

Algorithms and models

Automated, predictive decision making

Ad Hoc can help agencies better leverage their data as a strategic and operational asset and reach their vision for how to become a data-informed organization.

Connect data to decisions

Work with Ad Hoc to enable your teams to make data-informed decisions.

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