These guidelines include four facilitation tools aimed to help practitioners develop big data innovation projects. The “Problem Definition Tool” helps identify the key issues that need to be addressed, who are the stakeholders and to what sources of data a partner already has access. The “Data Gaps Tool” helps pinpoint the types of data partners are working with, what internal data gaps exist across short to long term planning cycles and what other data is needed from external sources. The “User Journey” and “Data Ecosystem” tools help identify the types of data available from other organisations, including private sector entities, and how that data can be accessed, as well as how the data fits into the bigger picture within the central challenge being addressed. Each of the four facilitation tools is targeted at specific needs and depending on the knowledge of each partner, one or more of the tools can be of use.