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IAIDQ's Information and Data Quality Newsletter

Vol. 1 Issue 1 January 2005

In this edition...

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From the IAIDQ President [PDF]

By: Ben Reed, President of IAIDQ

To a High IQ! Column Process Improvement: Core Competency for IQ/DQ Professionals

By: Larry P. English, Co-Founder of the IAIDQ, is President and Principal of INFORMATION IMPACT International, Inc., Brentwood, TN

Larry argues that defective data is caused by defective processes. He discusses the Shewhart cycle most commonly called Plan-Do-Check-Act and concludes that process improvement prevents the defects requiring data correction.

Data Quality is Inherently Political!

By: Thomas C. Redman, Ph. D, Co-Founder of the IAIDQ, is President of Navesink Consulting Group, based in Little Silver, NJ

Tom considers the question "How can I get my management to understand how important quality data is?" Management seems to go from one crisis to another and so data quality never makes it to the top of the stack. He talks of his experience at AT&T and Bell Telephone Labs, and the frustrations experienced in effecting DQ/IQ change.
He concludes "We prevailed because we worked harder than anyone else and because we persisted. We convinced some people and outlasted others. We figured out ways to help those who joined us look good. We worked with senior leaders to show them how they could contribute while at the same time minimizing their exposure should we fail."

A data quality solution? I can't even see a problem

By: Graham Rhind, an acknowledged expert in the field of data management, runs GRC Database Information, in The Netherlands

Graham raises the question of "how to persuade data owners that they have a problem with their data" and concludes that "We shall continue to plug away, evangelizing wherever we can and however we can."

Association News [PDF]

2005 IQ Conference - Call for Presentations
Future issues - Call for Contributions
Forthcoming Events

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14 January 2005