Last year at this time, I created the inaugural edition of the Data Management Wonk’s Reading List. It seems to have been well-enough received so I am doing it again this year. Much like last year’s list, these books all pretty much fall within the data management, enterprise architecture, and IT management topics. The intent [...]
Tag: "data governance"
You know what the problem is with data management? It’s not sexy, or even interesting, to most business leaders. They couldn’t care less about data or its management; it’s actionable information and efficient, accurate processes that they desire. Data quality, master data management (MDM), data integration, even data governance; if you can’t show how these [...]
I read a lot. Seriously … a LOT. Unfortunately, I also have a rather short attention span. Due to this, I have a tendency to have three, four, or more books going at once and switch back and forth between them until they’re done. Weird, I know, but it somehow works for me. Anyway, with [...]
I recently started reading the book “Rework” by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, founders of 37Signals.com. They have a very successful company that’s created some great software, so I was eager to hear what they had to say about creating and running a successful business. I’ll warn you now, however. This is a thought-provoking [...]
Imagine this scenario. Your company has hired a consulting firm to develop an enterprise data strategy for you. The firm’s leadership team is meeting with the client’s leadership team for a project kick-off meeting. Sometime during the first few minutes of the conversation, one of the consultants asks the business leaders, “So, do you treat [...]