We bring together process, governance and advanced analytics to deliver value for your business.What we do
Project Data Analytics
Project data analytics (PDA) has huge potential to assist in the delivery of infrastructure projects bringing £billions of annual savings to the UK. Our new report identifies a host of barriers and enablers to PDA’s effective deployment. Organisations adopting PDA need to take this into account by realising that there is no ‘silver bullet’ for implementation.
To find out more about our groundbreaking research with Project Praxis Group, WMG – University of Warwick, download the report.Download the report
What we do
The Oakland Group is a full-service data consultancy operating at the intersection of process, analytics, and governance.
We combine our 35 years of hard-won operational experience with the incredible possibilities offered by digital transformation. Fusing our unique brand of Yorkshire pragmatism with cutting-edge solutions created by our brilliant people, we are often brought in when others have failed.
Working with business, data and IT leaders from VC backed start up’s to some of the UK’s most influential organisations, we quickly get under the skin of the challenge, meeting them wherever they are on their journey, breaking down internal barriers, and quickly developing the practical solutions they need to solve their real-world problems and drive cultural change.
But don’t just take our word for it. We work with many of our clients time and time again – demonstrating our value and our ability to leave when the job is done.
Are you struggling to do too much at once?
Download our 25-page guide and find out how to implement data governance incrementally, building layers of value and capability through the use of ‘Data Governance Lighthouse Projects.’
Oakland has some ridiculously clever people.
Matt Hudson, Vodafone
Oakland helped align our technical and business teams, saving months of wasted efforts.
Sean Francis, Vodafone
Oakland’s approach to delivering transformational change has been a breath of fresh air. They helped us see the value of combining the improvement of our processes and the use of technology. They were able to cut through the noise and look to apply pragmatic solutions without the complexity.
Jenni Halliday, Contract Operations Director, COMPASS, Serco
The simplicity and effectiveness of Oakland’s approach to strategic planning is very powerful. It has delivered benefits beyond the outcomes expected and, because of its simplicity, made the communication of the strategic plan easier to plan and deliver.
Richard Harpley, EDF
It was a pleasure working with The Oakland Group on developing a framework to aggregate business data and analytics pain and opportunities across our diverse business areas. They genuinely worked with us not just for us, feeling like part of the team, which isn’t something I take for granted when using external consultants. I also appreciated how flexible and responsive they were when our requirements developed during the course of the project.
Peter Eckley, Bank of England
A recent merger between Siemens and Gamesa meant different business units working in several countries had varying approaches to quality improvement. Oakland developed and delivered a black belt course to provide people from across the company with a consistent problem-solving methodology and language. As the pandemic struck, Oakland was able to quickly move from a physical to a virtual training platform, which worked exceptionally well, and enabled us to seamlessly continue with our programme in the challenging circumstances.
Lee Butcher, Siemens Gamesa
Using databricks to reduce risk in major projects
Find out how we are using databricks in our Intelligent Forecasting Platform to predict risks, improve compliance and enabling better more responsive reporting.