January 16, 2017

Why are creating and managing data standards important?

November 17, 2014

My last blog discussed the need to look at the corporate knowledge around master data in three main levels and why they are documented as a hierarchy of knowledge:

1. The bottom layer is most granular level for documentation. It is for the very specific controls or rule...

September 9, 2014

Policies, Standards and Controls: 

A hierarchy of information for Master Data Knowledge Management

While your company may use different words to describe each of these layers, in one way or another you are probably thinking about your data accuracy management in a hierar...

April 20, 2013

Why is governance such a confusing word?

It is interesting how many different definitions I have heard for the word “governance” when used in the context of governing Master Data.

It is not that any of the definitions are inappropriate but they may be incomplete. When a...

May 7, 2012

No one ever over estimates the amount of data work required to integrate a new acquisition.

Its one thing when an entire company is being purchased, but today as companies optimize their product lines it is often a single division or even a business that’s being sold an...

May 7, 2012

No I do not mean your data is worth its weight in diamonds, although it could be.
Your data is “shaped” like a diamond.

And a diamond might help you sell to management easier than a triangle.

Ever since PwC published an earlier version of this data hierarchy triangle at...

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