IAIDQ's Information and Data Quality Newsletter
Vol. 1 Issue 1 January 2005
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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.
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."
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."
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14 January 2005