BrandPost: 5 QUESTIONS TO ASK ON THE ROAD TO DATA EXCELLENCE – PART II
In the second part of this three-part series, we will take a look at how to establish the foundations for a consistent approach to data across the organisation and a data-driven culture. As with the first post, which addressed data skills and literacy, I’ve provided a true or false set of questions you can ask yourself to gain a sense of where your organisation is on your journey to information excellence.
Are we talking the same language?
In any field of endeavour it is really helpful if people share the same terms of reference and use common vocabulary. This greatly improves communication and facilitates effective collaboration. If there is an organisationally consistent view of data, this will help to ensure those working with data are talking the same language. Data architecture supplies the taxonomies, data models, workflows and quality standards that are needed to make sense of data across the organisation.