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Master Data Management Success? Yes!

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by Christine Denney Recently, I received an inquiry as to whether there really were success stories with MDM or whether MDM implementations were destined to fail. My answer as to whether there were success stories was a resounding “YES!”, but I was left wondering what prompted the inquiry in the first place. Over the years,…

Delivering at the Speed of Business

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by Christine Denney I don’t know if it is a nod to the final days of the auto racing season, or just the latest in buzzwords, but the word ‘accelerator’ seems to be everywhere. Accelerator. I have to admit that the word does have some pizazz to it, but what does it mean and why…

Master Data Governance Never Takes a Holiday

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by Christine Denney Yes, I did it.  I took a vacation / holiday / sabbatical (insert your favorite term here).  And this was not just a day or two; rather, this was two and a half glorious weeks…time to relax, recharge, and think about something other than master data for a while.  Sounds good, right?…

Diving into the Details of MDM

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by Christine Denney A very astute reader commented on a past blog and suggested that it would be nice to dive into some details about MDM implementations because there are so many things uncovered during a detailed analysis.  I wholeheartedly agreed!  The devil is definitely in the details and MDM projects are notorious for being…

Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?

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by Christine Denney Do you love that question or loathe it?  I have to admit that I have fallen into the latter category.  I suppose that’s because to see yourself somewhere in five years, you have to know where you see yourself now.  Did I understand my “now”?  Well, in a word…no. Even after looking…

Why I Am Thankful

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by Christine Denney Two colliding forces served as inspiration for this month’s blog:  #1. the recent US Thanksgiving holiday, and, #2. the fact that this year seems to have flown by at an alarming pace! As the end of 2012 comes closer and closer, I want to take a moment to think about why I…

Why MDM Still Matters

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by Christine Denney With all the hype around new technologies, like Hadoop, it feels like the excitement of Master Data Management is disappearing like candy on Halloween.  Could it be that MDM is really yesterday’s news?  Something that was a passing fad and is no longer relevant?  Hardly.  The need for the discipline of managing…

The Figure 8: Essentials of Master Data Management, part 4

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by Christine Denney Here we are at the final installment in the series – essential number eight.  I hope that you have gained as much insight from reading the series as I have from writing it.  While the earlier essentials focused on analysis and design, essential number eight pulls everything into a plan for the…

The Figure 8: Essentials of Master Data Management, part 3

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By Christine Denney Welcome to the third installment of the “Figure 8” series!   In last month’s post, we reviewed essentials 2-4 and discussed guidance for conducting the current state assessment and inventory.  With essentials 5-7, we move past the analysis (understanding the “what”) and into building the architecture (the “how”). You might be wondering why self stick notes…

The Figure 8: Essentials for Master Data Management, part 2

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by Christine Denney Welcome to the second installment of the “Figure 8” series!  Yes, I know it has been a little while since we looked at essential #1.  In this blog, we look at essentials 2-4.  These build on the vision, or goal, which was discussed in the first essential. Note that working through these essentials doesn’t…