“If I could only do one thing…”

"If I could only do one thing..."

Managing data throughout your organization can be overwhelming. Do you have the right people in place? Do you have the right technology? Do your processes make sense?

My clients often ask me: "If I could only do one thing to improve my data management, what should it be?" My answer: "Weed the garden."

What I mean by "weed the garden" is to do everything in your power to make sure the data in your primary system is as clean as it can be. That means things like creating data integrity reports and using them and getting rid of old data.

Of course, all of this is meant to help you avoid the data management cycle of doom.

Having clean data is the foundation for the rest of your data management success. So if you haven't already, start weeding that garden!

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Data Management Strategy

January 12, 2022

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It’s always about trust

January 5, 2022

It’s always about trust When I work with clients on almost any data management project, …

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You can’t outsource buy-in

December 16, 2021

You can’t outsource buy-in One factor consistent with all of my most successful projects is …

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Use it or lose it!

December 8, 2021

Use it or lose it! I’m referring here to the data you collect. If you …

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Gratitude

November 24, 2021

Gratitude As Thanksgiving in the US approaches, I’m reminded of the importance of gratitude, in …

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“It’s more than I have, but less than I want.”

November 17, 2021

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Don’t forget Parkinson’s Law

November 10, 2021

Don’t forget Parkinson’s Law “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its …

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Just Respond

November 3, 2021

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People fear uncertainty, not change

October 27, 2021

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“Working with you is like going to therapy.”

October 20, 2021

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