Root cause analysis. Most people within the industry, myself included, often discuss the importance of determining the root cause of data governance and data quality issues. However, the complex cause and effect relationships underlying an issue means that when an issue is encountered, often you are only seeing one of the numerous effects of its root cause (or causes).

In my post “The Root! The Root! The Root Cause is on Fire!,” I poked fun at those resistant to root cause analysis with the lyrics:

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