Larry English

Larry P. English is president and principal of INFORMATION IMPACT International, Inc., Brentwood, Tennessee, and the author of the widely acclaimed book, Improving Data Warehouse and Business Information Quality: Methods for Reducing Costs and Increasing Profits. English is cofounder of the International Association for Information and Data Quality (www.iaidq.org). English is an internationally recognized speaker, teacher, consultant and author and may be reached at larry.english@infoimpact.com or through his Web site at www.infoimpact.com. For more on how to improve your IQ principles and techniques, and prevent your organization from wasting millions in information scrap and rework, join the IAIDQ (visit www.iaidq.org).

Recent Stories From this Author

Plain English about Information Quality
April 1, 2007

Celebrating Milestones
February 1, 2007

Information Quality Tipping Point
January 2, 2007

The 14 Points of Information Quality Transformation
November 1, 2006

Can We Learn from Our Mistakes?
September 1, 2006

Plain English about Information Quality
May 9, 2006 Leading-edge organizations are proving that designing quality into processes and operational systems at the source is a more...

Plain English About Information Quality
May 1, 2006

Information Quality in Reference Data
March 1, 2006

Remembering Peter Drucker
January 17, 2006 Peter F. Drucker passed away in November at age 95. Here are some valuable insights from the man who invented management.

10th Anniversary Column - A Time for Reflection
January 1, 2006

A Call for Participation: IAIDQ Principals of IQ Management Work Team
December 1, 2005

When is a Horse a Houseboat? IQ and Data Overloading
November 1, 2005

IQ and Muda: Information Quality Eliminates Waste
September 1, 2005 One of the primary objectives of information quality is to eliminate waste. This article reviews the nine types of muda...

IQ Problems are Pervasive – and Wasteful
August 1, 2005

Software Packages and Information Quality
July 1, 2005

Plain English About Information Quality Column
June 1, 2005 DM Review columnist Larry English presents a guest editorial from Robert C. Koehler on the topic of election reform.

Plain English About Information Quality Column
May 27, 2005 DM Review columnist Larry English presents a guest editorial from Robert C. Koehler on the topic of election reform.

Don’t Speak in Pronouns: Avoiding Ambiguity
May 1, 2005

IQ in the News: Lessons Learned
April 1, 2005

Election 2004: IQ is Now on the Map
March 1, 2005

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Information Professionals, Habit 6: Synergize
February 1, 2005

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Information Professionals, Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
January 1, 2005

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Information Professionals, Part 8
November 1, 2004

Six Sigma and Total Information Quality Management
October 1, 2004 Total information quality management is consistent with Six Sigma as a quality management system and focuses on business...

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Information Professionals, Part 7
September 1, 2004

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Information Professionals, Part 6 – Habit 4: Think Win/Win
August 1, 2004

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Information Professionals, Part 5
July 1, 2004

In Memoriam: A Tribute to an Information Quality Innovator
June 1, 2004

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Information Professionals, Part 4
May 1, 2004

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Information Professionals, Part 3
March 1, 2004

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Information Professionals, Part 2
February 1, 2004

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Information Professionals, Part 1
January 1, 2004

The Gift that Keeps on Giving
December 1, 2003

How Best-of-Breed Software Selection Causes IQ Problems
October 1, 2003

Total Information Quality Management A Complete Methodology for IQ Management
September 1, 2003 IQ problems cannot be solved permanently unless you address the organization's management systems that set performance...

IQ and Personal Integrity
August 1, 2003

Defining and Measuring Accuracy
July 1, 2003

How to Save $576,925,000 Through IQ Management
June 1, 2003

Data Format Standards as an IQ Tool
May 1, 2003

Plain English About Information Quality
April 1, 2003

Check Digits as a Tool for IQ
March 1, 2003

The Information Quality Act: Mandate for IQ
February 1, 2003

New Year; New Name; New Resolve for High IQ
January 1, 2003

How Process Management Improves Information Quality
December 1, 2002

How High Is Your Customer IQ*?
*IQ = Information Quality Quotient

November 1, 2002

Information Quality in E-Business: Focus on E-Customer Success
October 1, 2002

The Essentials of Information Quality Management
September 1, 2002 Information quality management is a management tool for the information age. The word "quality" in a method or system of...

Andersen & Enron: Information Quality Problems Cause Businesses to Fail
August 1, 2002

Reply to May Column Responses
July 1, 2002

Mistakes to Avoid for DW Data Quality
June 1, 2002

The Term "User" Has No Place in the Information Age
May 1, 2002

Double-Dipping from Donors Not Data Quality Case Study
March 1, 2002

The Day Life Stood Still: A Time of Remembrance, Reflection and Resolve
February 1, 2002

Information Quality Mandate for Election Reform, Part 4
January 1, 2002 The 2000 Presidential election demonstrated the urgent need for election reform. In his four-part series, English provides...

Information Quality Mandate for Election Reform, Part 3
December 1, 2001 The election process, whether voter registration, voting or recounting, is a pure "information production" process. As...

Information Quality Mandate for Election Reform, Part 2
November 1, 2001 The election process is a pure "information production" process. As such, the analysis of the Florida Presidential election...

Information Quality Mandate for Election Reform
October 1, 2001 The election processes, whether voter registration, voting or recounting, are pure "information production" processes. As...

Pooped On In Pigeon Forge
September 1, 2001

Is There Something Rotten in the State of Dataland?
August 1, 2001

Why You Don't Need Management Commitment, Part 3
July 1, 2001

Why You Don't Need Management Commitment, Part 2
June 1, 2001

Why You DON'T Need Management Commitment, Part 1
May 1, 2001

Data Definition Quality: Change Management
March 1, 2001

10 Years of Information Quality Advances: What Next?
February 1, 2001 For this special anniversary issue, several of our columnists reflect on the past 10 years. Their insightful commentaries...

What is Your New Millennium's Resolution?
January 1, 2001

Lessons I Learned from the IQ Conference 2000
December 1, 2000

The Rubber Meets the Road
November 1, 2000

Which Information Quality Tool Is Best?
October 1, 2000

Plain English on Data Quality
September 1, 2000

In E-Commerce, It's E-Quality or E-Bust
August 1, 2000

Knowledge Management? Not in IT Apparently
July 1, 2000

Preventing Customer
June 1, 2000

Go to Gemba When Data Quality Problems Occur
May 1, 2000

Information Quality Management: The Next Frontier
April 1, 2000

What Have We Learned from Y2K?
March 1, 2000

The Information Quality Revolution
February 1, 2000

KAIZEN and Information Quality
January 1, 2000

Data Cleansing in the Data Warehouse
December 1, 1999

Information Anarchy: Data Administration Challenge
November 1, 1999

Information Quality in the Knowledge Age
October 1, 1999 This article explores the important role of information quality in enabling the intelligent learning organization to leverage...

Seven Deadly Misconceptions, Part 3
September 1, 1999

Seven Deadly Misconceptions, Part 2
July 1, 1999

Seven Deadly Misconceptions, Part 1
June 1, 1999

Information Quality is Mightier Than the Pen
May 1, 1999

DQ Point 14: Accomplish the Transformation
April 1, 1999

DQ Point 13: Education and Self-Improvement
March 1, 1999

DQ Point 12: Remove Barriers
February 1, 1999

DQ Point 11: Eliminate Numerical Quotas
January 1, 1999

DQ Point 10: Eliminate DQ Slogans
December 1, 1998

DQ Point 9: Break Down Barriers, Part 2
November 1, 1998

DQ Point 9: Break Down Barriers
October 1, 1998

DQ Point 8- Drive Out Fear
September 1, 1998

Be Part of the Knowledge Revolution
July 1, 1998

DQ Point 7: Institute Leadership for Data Quality
June 1, 1998

DQ Point 6: Institute Training on Data Quality
May 1, 1998

DQ Point 5.2: Improve Constantly and Forever
April 1, 1998

DQ Point 5.1: Improve Constantly and Forever
March 1, 1998

DQ Point 4.3: Single Data Sources Increase DQ
February 1, 1998

The High Costs of Low-Quality Data
January 1, 1998 Because data quality problems hamper virtually every area of business, from the mailroom to the executive offices, improving...

The Role of Interfaces and Enterprise Data Models
December 1, 1997

Data Quality Point Four
November 1, 1997

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