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The Data Governance Imperative Paperback – April 23, 2009
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The author is funny and smart and provides a down to earth, practical explanation of the bottom line impact of incomplete or inaccurate data from various corporate perspectives. Specific examples are given in terms of data quality and costs, from defining the team, developing a data quality scorecard, and creating solid metrics to effective maintenance and monitoring. While many of the techniques are familiar, the author provides specific data governance examples to which we can all relate. Both text and graphics are used to paint the picture.
This book has been given a place in my personal and professional toolbox.
Thankfully, I found a great resource in Steve Sarsfield's excellent book, which explained:
"Data governance is about changing the hearts and minds of your company to see the value of information quality...data governance is a set of processes that ensures that important data assets are formally managed throughout the enterprise...at the root of the problems with managing your data are data quality problems...data governance guarantees that data can be trusted...putting people in charge of fixing and preventing issues with data...to have fewer negative events as a result of poor data."
I highly recommend this book.
It will prove to be an invaluable resource, both for your organization and for your career.