#datafrugality – When less is more with data…
– “I want it all.”
– “Give us the data we will figure out.”
– “We want all the data.”
– “Why are you asking so many questions about how we use it? Just give us the access we will manage.”
Sounds familiar? More for some of you?
Sometimes, these are the most dangerous statements a business user/data consumer can speak and the worst that a #dataleader and their team can accept – without due diligence.
I am not changing my opinions of freeing data for use, but it must be with level-headed assessment and due-diligence.
A simple tool such as a nail cutter can become a weapon in the wrong hands. A simple act of cutting a nail can cut the skin and cause bleeding.
If our quest for freeing data creates more problems, the goal is not the issue but the methods, processes, and expectations.
Freeing data DOES NOT mean
– NO REQUIREMENTS
– NO ANALYSIS
– NO ARCHITECTURE
– NO GOVERNANCE
– NO CONTROLS
And certainly DOES NOT MEAN NO GOOD DATA MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.
Lastly, adding AGILE to everything does not create a meaningless urgency or a ticket to do work by cutting corners.
October 20, 2020