Let’s get to the point where effort creates agreed value…I’m always very encouraged when professionals from different architectural disciplines can converge on common ground. This can be rare event, so when it does happen, I like to call it out. Such an event has happened recently with a contact coming from the Business Architecture discipline, …read more

Regression testing on large data integration DW/BI development projects is challenging. The number of test cases is often massive and many change impacts may be widely spread. For high-level integration regression testing, the retest-all approach is always time and resource consuming. To counter challenges with regression testing, this article proposes test scenarios based on changes …read more

Technology and distributed work environments are making businesses and startups operate on a global scale. With the advent of new channels of communication, a crucial challenge that remains is the need to communicate and be precisely understood by your own teams within the organization. Many global enterprises are recognizing and addressing this need with a …read more

The need for a Master Data Management (MDM) implementation exists for any company capturing the same data about the same entity, but storing it in different systems. I’ve seen organizations invest in MDM when they only had 2 separate applications with some overlapping master data and other larger organizations having to cope with hundreds of …read more

There’s been a lot of talk about scalability recently, some emerging technologies even use it as a differentiator against the established big players…but what constitutes a truly scalable solution and why does it matter? I’ll start with the latter first…if a method or solution or database or tool is not scalable to meet all the …read more

I often encounter these terms: digitization, digitalization, as well as digital transformation. That’s not the problem as I’m always interested in reading an article or listening to a presentation or a webinar about these topics. The problem is that a lot of times they are used interchangeably or incorrectly. Let’s explore what is the difference …read more

…What was the question again? Within the Enterprise Information Management space, one thing is clear…data experts can’t do it all on their own…they need the business to help them. After all, Data is a People business. The Knowledge lies with the business and they have accountability for the business data that represents that knowledge. The …read more

Data Governance and/ or Data Quality are often seen as being driven by IT, which is always in symbiosis with the business side, providing services in exchange of accommodation and food (aka budget). Data Governance and Data Quality are one of the areas where business expects services from IT. But IT is a complex creature …read more

…and it is going to turn the IT world upside down and the put business world back in charge. It all started for me in the very early 90s when I asked what the strange looking computer with the larger than normal monitor was standing, mostly idle, in the my employer’s group IT building, next …read more

Recently I had a discussion on the question if the goal of data management would be to achieve good data quality or if data quality is an enabler for the most different business purposes. Data quality (DQ) is, in my personal opinion, an extremely interesting topic. When I started to learn about data quality more …read more