Chart your course toward a scalable digital future.

Preparing for a digital transformation that relies on quality data and digital assets? We’ll help you find the path forward.

Working with your stakeholders and users, we’ll help you articulate a compelling vision, identify opportunities based on our unique Operational Model, and define a concrete plan that ignites change and ensures lasting wins.

STRATEGIZE - Create a comprehensive strategy and roadmap

Kick off your digital transformation initiative with a clear strategy, aligned around achievable goals. We look holistically at your people, processes, and technology to determine strategic recommendations and a roadmap for success.

Our Strategize service starts with collaboratively creating a compelling digital vision for your organization, and identifying the role that digital assets and data play in that future.

We then assess your current state through the lens of our digital asset management Operational Model and identify a target level of maturity needed to fulfill your vision.

Finally, we offer recommendations and a roadmap, designed with your unique needs and constraints in mind, to get you there.

STRATEGIZE - Sprint Edition

Our Strategy Sprint is designed to help clarify your vision, conduct a gap analysis, and develop a roadmap — FAST!

This project centers on a 2-3 day onsite workshop with your team. During this session, we will work through:

  • A problem statement
  • A clear and compelling vision
  • User prioritization
  • Use cases
  • Data needs for those use cases (type and quality)
  • Current state assessment using our Operational Model
  • Solution brainstorm
  • Action steps, responsibilities, and milestones

Following the session we will deliver a summary of your strategy and an actionable roadmap to set you on your way.

ALIGN - Workshops designed to help you move forward, quickly

Harness the creativity of your team to create immediate impact. We use proven methods to facilitate working sessions to help you break through tough challenges and collaboratively move the needle. They can be applied to planning and governance projects, digital asset management, digital preservation, and more.

We offer several standalone workshop offerings including:

Lightning Decision Jam – Quickly identify current challenges, prioritize opportunities, and create a plan of action in this fast-paced, problem-solving workshop. Our expert facilitators will guide you through a series of activities designed to create alignment around the problem to be solved and spur action toward a resolution. This workshop is perfect for teams that need help diagnosing and overcoming an issue, or establishing priorities for a new strategy. (Duration = 2 hours)

Creating a Guiding Vision – Create a vision that will guide your team into the future. In this workshop, AVP’s experts will lead you through a series of exercises designed to help you create clarity around where you are going, and how to get there. You will come away with a shared understanding of what the end result might look like, and a picture of the path forward. This workshop is ideal for teams that are ready to move forward toward a new future, but are in need of a roadmap. (Duration = 2-4 hours)

Establishing Asset Priorities – Organizations often find themselves overwhelmed by the sheer amount of digital assets in their care, and struggle to understand how to prioritize resources. The result is often an equal, but sub-optimal level of curation of all assets, which can result in poor outcomes for users. In this workshop, we engage with your internal stakeholders to learn what they value most. The outcome of this workshop will be the foundation for a new selection, collection, and/or curation policy that optimizes resources for impact. (Duration = 2-4 hours)

User-Driven Navigation – Digital assets are often organized and presented in ways that make sense to information managers, but are less meaningful to users. In this workshop, we engage with your users to learn how they mentally categorize your organization’s assets, what kind of terms they are inclined to use to search, and what information they need to know about assets in order to fulfill their needs. As a result of this workshop, you will be able to start to design a search, browse, and discovery experience that is optimized to what your users really need. (Duration = 2 hours)

STANDARDIZE - Push your digital preservation program forward

A third-party evaluation of your digital preservation program can be helpful when impartial feedback and recommendations are needed.

We offer two assessment services designed around current industry standards and best practices:

1. DPGo! – A low-cost, digital preservation maturity assessment service based on the Digital Preservation Coalition Rapid Assessment Model (RAM). DPGo! is a facilitated, self-assessment in which a consultant guides your organization through the process of self-reflection, then analyzes and reports back on your organization’s digital preservation maturity. At the end of the two-month engagement, you’ll get a scored RAM digital preservation maturity assessment worksheet and visualizations along with a professionally designed slide deck containing our recommendations for your next steps and a roadmap to help you get there.

2. Trustworthy Repository (ISO 16363) Assessment – This comprehensive service evaluates all how your digital preservation service stacks up against the metrics of Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories (ISO 16363:2013). Our assessment report scores your repository’s compliance with each metric, and offers recommendations on improvements that could improve scores in future assessments, including priority, timeframe, and type of activity for each recommendation.

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Our Work Solutions we’ve built, and impacts achieved.

Government Not-For-Profit
JFK Library Foundation
JFK Library Foundation
Media & Entertainment
Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
Put a data strategy in place.
Choose the right technology.
Implement and optimize & scale for success.
Explore, prototype, and test.
Our team considered several potential vendors for our DAM research initiative. While the proposals were relatively equal in scope and budget, it was clear that AVP was the obvious choice for a partner. AVP has not disappointed – they have been a true collaborative partner and an absolute pleasure to work with. I truly can’t recommend AVP highly enough.
Fortune 50 Global Technology Company Program Manager
I was absolutely blown away by this report. Thank you for your deep listening, smart and astoundingly swift analysis. The topics and your approach were very clearly outlined. I hear everyone's voice in the report. Overall, I feel like this process will empower us to move forward in the right direction.
Global NGO Vice President
Their expertise, patience, knowledge and thoughtful approach have inspired us! They also are very responsive whenever we have a questions or need assistance.
Global Financial Firm Head of DAM
AVP provided structure and expertise that our very large group of stakeholders very much needed. We could not have accomplished this positive result without AVP's assistance.
Public Library Project Manager
The opportunity to both collaboratively design and be guided through new methods, along with the attention to detail and desire to develop solutions at the intersections of ethics, engagement, and utility, were true highlights of working with AVP. The project management kept us on track toward goals. Furthermore, I was grateful for the humor and inclusivity of the AVP team - welcoming and inviting our rather large core team, as well as other colleagues, and users in testing, throughout the project.
Government Agency Program Lead
What sets your team apart is the way you combine top subject matter expertise with great listening and communication skills.
Private University Project Manager