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 [...]
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I bought this book on the title alone. The topic of the relationship between IT and Business is one of those hot-button topics for me. I have worked at some really dysfunctional places over the years and this is always the root-cause of the dysfunction. Ms. Cramm previously held positions as both a CIO and CFO, so she has a lot of street cred (at least with me) when it comes to telling both groups how they should be working together.
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 [...]
One of my favorite pet phrases is, “Pay me now, or pay me later; either way, you’re gonna pay me.” This is my way of pointing out that the decision being made at that moment could have long-term effects on the product being developed. I want people to see that their sub-optimal decisions can come [...]
A topic that will surface on this blog over and over again is that effective leadership is essential to running a successful business. This is as true for the IT management team as it is for the business management team. My intent with this blog is to broaden your horizons as an architect; to get [...]