Data quality mastery depends on change management essentials

Many managers still perceive data quality projects to be a technical endeavour. Data being the domain of IT and therefore an initiative that can be mapped out on a traditional project plan with well-defined exit criteria and a clear statement of requirements. I used to believe this myth too. Coming […]

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Creating sustainable change in analytics-driven organizations

What is it about change that seems so difficult?  Even if we are considered a flexible, creative or adventurous person, a first reaction is often to push back at change imperatives forced upon us by others.  Part of this is probably a sign of the times. Self-determination is something that […]

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A data governance primer, part 1: finding the root cause

They say that data governance is about people, process and organization.  Much of the work required in planning for data governance is in defining people’s roles and responsibilities, and then designing the organizational structure that will provide authority for decisions to be made and enforced. tags: best practices, business process, Change management, […]

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10 ways data governance is like golf

Each year during springtime in the Midwest, we long-suffering residents slowly disentangle ourselves from the grips of Old Man Winter – one twisted finger at a time. Like clockwork, with spring comes hopes of golf, and dreams of that par game I was never able to put together last summer.  So (ever hopeful) I visited a golf […]

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The IKEA effect and change management

Jim Harris (@ocdqblog) explains the IKEA Effect and how it relates to change management.

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Change = WIIFM > WMETP

What's the best strategy to make change happen when it comes to data quality? Jim Harris (@ocdqblog) presents his theory.

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Don’t mess with data

In Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein recounted the story of the campaign to reduce littering on Texas highways called Don’t Mess with Texas.  Prior to launching it, Texas officials were enormously frustrated by the failure of their previous, well-funded, and highly publicized advertising campaigns, […]

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Keep the change: Why investing in change management matters

The always dynamic data environment makes it difficult for organizations to avoid change. In my last post, I talked about how change management can bolster data governance programs. It can also be used for other activities, including taking a portfolio-driven approach to business intelligence and adopting a new enterprise application […]

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Baking it in: Change management as part of data governance

If people are the heartbeat of an organization, data is the blood that moves with each pulse. When everything is flowing smoothly the organization thrives. Unfortunately, it is not hard to imagine instances where something malfunctions. Little by little vital components will slow, break, or shut down. Is there a […]

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Loss aversion and change management

Could fear of loss be affecting your data governance? Jim Harris (@ocdqblog) explains.

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