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Re: Model Sparsity Principles & Center of Excellence Best Practices

The primary things to focus on with a COE are the "end-to-end" process steps which are necessary to maintain the various model and data model environment.  Essentially, defining and documenting what the steps are.  Defining the processes leads to things like assignment of responsibilities and automation.  Segregating the role of users responsible for maintenance and updates to users who have been assigned running actions and data validation, as an example is a solid idea.  


Models are not static, your business environment is not static, so having a well defined process description also entails responsibility for updating the various processes used in Anaplan, whether data load, model logic, model access, outputs, etc.