Where to Start with Data Quality

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By David Loshin

In one of my previous posts I noted that there were two common questions about a data quality program. In my last post we dealt with the first about developing a business justification, so this week we will look at the other one.

I believe that there are three key tasks that must be done at the beginning of a data quality initiative, all intended to help laser-focus the plan to best address the most critical needs:

  1. Solicit data quality requirements from the business users.
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Assembling a Data Quality Management Framework

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By David Loshin

There are two dominating questions that I am asked over and over again when people are in process to create a program for data quality management.

The first is “how can you develop a business justification for a data quality program?” and the second is “how do we get started?” We are currently working on a task with one customer who seems to be ready to commit to instituting a data quality management program, yet they remain somewhat resistant because of the absence of an answer to the first question and confused about planning because of the absence of an answer to the second.… Read More

Where Do You Fit In?

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By Elliot King

Too often, those of us with our noses to the grindstone have no time to look up. We are so busy putting out fires, monitoring and maintaining what we have, or trying to launch new initiatives that we never look around to see how other organizations are dealing with similar issues.

This may be particularly true in the data quality world.… Read More

So What Keeps You Up at Night?

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By Elliot King

In one of his most memorable comments, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld once remarked that in assessing the threats to the United States he worried about three kinds of things–what he called the known knowns, or the threats he knew the U.S. was facing; the known unknowns, or threats about which he knew that they didn’t know enough about and had to find out more; and the unknown unknowns, threats that he didn’t know existed at all so the country really could not prepare for them.
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Business Rules Rule

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By Elliot King

Back in the day when television sets were still built in America, the Zenith Corp. ran an ad that proclaimed that the quality went in before the name went on. Okay, at some point Zenith was trying to gloss over the fact that the company had fallen behind in automation and a lot of their manufacturing process was still conducted by hand.
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