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MDM: Talent In Demand


I'm just back from a couple of master data management events this month sponsored by Information Management magazine and the MDM Institute. These last two sessions in Toronto and San Francisco taught me a lot and added a few new questions to my list.

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Comments (2)
Good insight "between the big picture of an enterprise architect and the self-funding project mandate to the middle manager is where MDM talent finds itself". MDM has real bottom line impact and can be felt immediately. Even before any software hits the network, the research, the data intelligence, and discussion on MDM is very worthwhile. As you deftly identify, talent is required for working on the solution and not the toolset. Helping to find the best matching attributes, helping to integrate with CRM, sales systems, and other components requires business operations knowledge and communication skills that are difficult to find (and retain).

Bill Wimsatt 1783 Productions, LLC

Posted by Bill W | Wednesday, June 16 2010 at 1:46PM ET
I have been working the fields of MDM for over 25 years, before it had a name; i could not agree more with the foregoing remarks. In almost all cases, if there is no senior management sponsor directly involved, MDM efforts will certainly fail, and I turn those projects down. If the "talent" is scarce, qualified MDM projects that are aligned for success are even scarcer.
Posted by David S | Friday, July 09 2010 at 5:19PM ET
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