Top ten truths about data projects

 

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#10
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.

#9
Development methodologies keep changing… mostly in name.

#8
The only thing more expensive than free software is free software implemented by the lowest bidder.

#7
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.

#6
Big data is incredibly valuable, unless someone forgot to govern it.

#5
Agile is great, but knowing your real requirements is better.

#4
If data governance is painful, too slow or too costly its being done wrong.

#3
Choosing the lowest cost integrator is like choosing the cheapest plumber…  Once they’re done it looks great!!The flood comes later…

#2
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.

#1
Business logic and data handling are like two parts of epoxy; once they’re mixed you are stuck for a long time.

 

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