This is not the kind of book that you ll read one time and be done with. So scan it quickly the first time through to get an idea of its breadth. Then dig in on one topic of special importance to your work. Finally, use it as a reference to guide your next steps, learn details, and broaden your perspective.
from the foreword by Thomas C. Redman, Ph.D., ‘the Data Doc’
Good data is a source of myriad opportunities, while bad data is a tremendous burden. Companies that manage their data effectively are able to achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace, while bad data, like cancer, can weaken and kill an organization.
In this comprehensive book, Rupa Mahanti provides guidance on the different aspects of data quality with the aim to be able to improve data quality. Specifically, the book addresses:
- Causes of bad data quality, bad data quality impacts, and importance of data quality to justify the case for data quality
- Butterfly effect of data quality
- A detailed description of data quality dimensions and their measurement
- Data quality strategy approach
- Six Sigma – DMAIC approach to data quality
- Data quality management techniques
- Data quality in relation to data initiatives like data migration, MDM, data governance, etc.
- Data quality myths, challenges, and critical success factors
Students, academicians, professionals, and researchers can all use the content in this book to further their knowledge and get guidance on their own specific projects. It balances technical details (for example, SQL statements, relational database components, data quality dimensions measurements) and higher-level qualitative discussions (cost of data quality, data quality strategy, data quality maturity, the case made for data quality, and so on) with case studies, illustrations, and real-world examples throughout.