Justifying Data Quality Management

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By David Loshin

Last week I shared some thoughts about a current client and the mission to justify the development of a data quality program in an organization that over time has evolved into one with distributed oversight and consequently very loose enterprise-wide controls.

The trick to justifying this effort, it seems, is to address some of the key issues impacting the usability of data warehouse data, as many of the downstream business users often complain about data usability, long times to be able to get the data for their applications, and difficulty in getting the answers to the questions they ask.… Read More

Data Quality Assessment: Column Value Analysis

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By David Loshin

In recent blog series, I have shared some thoughts about methods used for data quality and data correction/cleansing. This month, I’d like to share some thoughts about data quality assessment, and the techniques that analysts use to review potential anomalies that present themselves.

The place to start, though is not with the assessment task per se, but the context in which the data quality analyst will find him/herself when asked to identify potential data quality flaws.… Read More

Get it Right the First Time

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By Elliot King

People generally think of data quality as a remedial exercise. During the ongoing course of business, for a variety of reasons, companies find themselves with incorrect data. The goal of a data quality program is to identify the incorrect data and fix it.

And while data errors inevitably do occur, an essential element of a data
quality program is putting technology and processes in place that will ensure as
much as possible that the data captured initially is correct.… Read More

Achieving “Proactivity?”

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By David Loshin

Standardizing the approaches and methods used for reviewing data errors, performing root cause analysis, and designing and applying corrective or remedial measures all help ratchet an organization’s data quality maturity up a notch or two. This is particularly effective when fixing the processes that allow data errors to be introduced in the first place totally eliminates the errors altogether.
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Reactivity vs. Proactivity

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By David Loshin

In the past few months, we have looked at technical approaches to data quality and the use of data quality tools to parse, standardize, and cleanse data. In this next series of posts, it is time to look at harnessing the power of these tools and techniques to support a data quality management program. Most organizations are relatively immature when it comes to addressing data quality issues.
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