Top ten truths about data projects



Money is like data if you invest it, manage it and protect it well it can pay off immensely. But do any poorly and you’ll regret it.

Development methodologies keep changing… mostly in name.

The only thing more expensive than free software is free software implemented by the lowest bidder.

Master Data Management is a transitional state until you get to the fully integrated environment… And once you’re there you’ll need to add another system.

Big data is incredibly valuable, unless someone forgot to govern it.

Agile is great, but knowing your real requirements is better.

If data governance is painful, too slow or too costly its being done wrong.

Choosing the lowest cost integrator is like choosing the cheapest plumber…  Once they’re done it looks great!!The flood comes later…

Data is great but like a teenager it has a tendency to just sit there; it really can be useful at least when it’s finally in motion.

Business logic and data handling are like two parts of epoxy; once they’re mixed you are stuck for a long time.