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Practical Data Quality

By : Robert Hawker
Book Image

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


The following reference was used in this chapter:

  • DAMA UK’s white paper – The six primary dimensions for data quality assessment

The following authors contributed to this white paper:

  • Nicola Askham – The Data Governance Coach and DAMA UK committee member
  • Denise Cook – Senior Manager, Data Governance, Security & Quality, Lloyds Banking Group, Fellow of the BCS
  • Martin Doyle – CEO, DQ Global
  • Helen Fereday – Data Management Consultant, Aviva UK Health
  • Mike Gibson – Data Management Specialist, Aston Martin
  • Ulrich Landbeck – Data Management Architect, Microsoft Corporation
  • Rob Lee – Group Head of Information Architecture, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Chris Maynard – Director, Transforming Information Ltd
  • Gary Palmer – Chief Alchemist, Information Alchemy, and Charter Member of IAIDQ
  • Julian Schwarzenbach – Director, Data and Process Advantage...