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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

Designing a Rule Results Report

The Rule Results Report helps an organization move from a high-level aggregated trend to a more specific list of data quality issues. The report allows conclusions to be reached. For example, if there is a large backlog of supplier payments in a particular country, and all the bank-related data quality rules for that country show low scores, then the issues can be easily explained, and an action plan put in place to get to a resolution.

As with the data quality summary, it is important to take examples of report layouts to the data stewards and ask for their input. Your particular organization may have different needs, and to ensure good engagement, these must be taken into account.

This section provides a view of the features that have been commonly required for the Rule Results Report at a range of different organizations across different industries.

Typical features of the Rule Results Report

The overall objective for this report is to...