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Doing More with Your Data Starts with Asking Better Questions About It

Over the past few months, we have explored the concept of data literacy in an individual and organizational capacity. Organizations are being pushed to be more data-centric just to keep up with the...

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Benefits and Best Practices of Reference Data Management

Reference data (or valid value lists) is a special type of data and is an important part of data quality and data governance (or as we call it data intelligence). Reference data lists can be used in...

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Here are Some Resources Regarding Reference Data Lists

Reference data is the forgotten content in data governance (or as we call it, data intelligence). It needs to be documented and managed just like business glossary definitions and report...

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Prioritize Your Reference Data to Manage

Do not make everything reference data in your data governance (data intelligence) area.  This blog post will discuss that only the key ones should be documented and managed. And new ones should be...

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Where Reference Data Lists are Used

Reference data lists are used from a data governance perspective in a variety of places including definitional, quality, reporting, integration, and standards. Previously we covered what is reference...

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What is Reference Data

In this blog post we will cover what is reference data by giving some examples and some general guidelines. The most common use of reference data are code values or lookup values. The dropdown lists...

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Various Approaches for Managing Reference Data Lists

There is a potential enormous impact when a reference data list or valid value list is changed. Some changes more than others. And you need to be prepared. But, as a rule, lots of things happen if...

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Use a Consistent Approach to Include Valid Values and Reference Data in a Glossary Definition

An earlier blog post summarized a method that listed 6 components to consider when writing a good business glossary definition.   Another earlier post discussed the first component which is...

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Get Off to a Good Start When Writing a Glossary Definition

An earlier blog post summarized a method that listed 6 components to consider when writing a good business glossary definition.  Now I want to discuss the first of the six components in more detail. ...

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Resources for the Many Components of Data Governance

Data governance (or what we call data intelligence) consists of many components including data system inventory, data request, data stewardship, reference data, data lineage, business glossary, data...

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