When it comes to data investment, data management is still asking the wrong questions and positioning the wrong value. The mantra of - It's About the Business - is still a hard lesson to learn. It translates into what I see as the 7 Deadly Sins of Data Management. Here are the are - not in any particular order - and an example:
- Hubris: "Business value? Yeah, I know. Tell me something I don't know."
- Blindness: "We do align to business needs. See, we are building a customer master for a 360 degree view of the customer."
- Vanity: "How can I optimize cost and efficiency to manage and develop data solutions?"
- Gluttony: "If I build this cool solutions the business is gonna love it!"
- Alien: "We need to develop an in-memory system to virtualize data and insight that materializes through business services with our application systems...[blah, blah, blah]"
- Begger: "If only we were able to implement a business glossary, all our consistency issues are solved!"
- Educator: "If only the business understood! I need to better educate them!."
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