Category Archives: Project Management

Life is Complicated (or is it?)

Time for a bit of a philosophical ramble. Whichever field we work in and at whatever level we are at,  it appears that the landscape is becoming more and more complex. And we seem to be constantly bombarded with messages … Continue reading

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Data Quality Business Case – A Hygiene Analogy

Constructing a sound business case to support a data cleansing / data quality program can be difficult. There are a few reasons for this and I am sure those who have attempted to get a DQ program off the ground … Continue reading

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Focus on the risks and own them.

A little while ago I had the opportunity to go back to  University and study something close to my heart. Countryside Management. I’m a country boy deep down. I volunteer with a local wildlife organisation. My studies and my volunteer … Continue reading

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Grand Designs for Data Quality

I was watching a repeat of one of my favourite television programs the other night – Grand Designs. If you are not familiar with this show you should be!  Kevin McCloud was talking to a very likeable Irishman about the … Continue reading

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Poor Data – Surely you don’t mean me?

I thought I would share an experience I had when implementing a data quality firewall which I think illustrates the difficulties faced when trying to gain traction for any sort of data quality initiative. I was responsible for developing an … Continue reading

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