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Practical Data Quality

By : Robert Hawker
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Practical Data Quality

By: Robert Hawker

Overview of this book

Poor data quality can lead to increased costs, hinder revenue growth, compromise decision-making, and introduce risk into organizations. This leads to employees, customers, and suppliers finding every interaction with the organization frustrating. Practical Data Quality provides a comprehensive view of managing data quality within your organization, covering everything from business cases through to embedding improvements that you make to the organization permanently. Each chapter explains a key element of data quality management, from linking strategy and data together to profiling and designing business rules which reveal bad data. The book outlines a suite of tried-and-tested reports that highlight bad data and allow you to develop a plan to make corrections. Throughout the book, you’ll work with real-world examples and utilize re-usable templates to accelerate your initiatives. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained a clear understanding of every stage of a data quality initiative and be able to drive tangible results for your organization at pace.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1 – Getting Started
Part 2 – Understanding and Monitoring the Data That Matters
Part 3 – Improving Data Quality for the Long Term

Stakeholders in data quality initiatives

Data quality initiatives require wide-ranging discussions and support from an organization. This section aims to outline each of the stakeholder types and explain the following:

  • Their role
  • The typical profile of people in these roles
  • What help they will need to provide in a data quality initiative

Different stakeholder types and their roles

Clearly, every organization has its own way of organizing itself. There are no two organizations with an identical internal structure. However, over the last 15 years, a number of data governance role names (for example, data steward) have become standard across different geographies and industries. The content of these roles has become more and more consistent over this period. This section will outline these roles.

The roles that are outlined are not necessarily allocated as full-time positions. Often, people are given these roles on top of their “day job.” Sometimes...