Where is that data?

Where is that data?

This is what data management nirvana looks like:

When the question starts with "Where is the data that tells us...

  • ...how many members we have?
  • ...who is on that committee?
  • ...what are the attendance numbers for our upcoming event?
  • ...what Wes's email address is?

The answer is always the same: "It's in the database."

Not "It's on Joanne's desktop" or "Larry has that in a spreadsheet" or "It's on a shared drive." But "It's in the database."

That's what data management nirvana looks like.

How close are you?

Wes's Wednesday Wisdom Archives

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Simple rules for complex systems

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Accentuate the positive

July 24, 2019

Accentuate the positive I’ve written before about the importance of database public relationsand celebrating success. I’ll add […]

Annual dues vs. anniversary dues

July 10, 2019

Annual dues vs. anniversary dues I served as director of membership for several years at […]

A change of systems requires a change of mindset

July 8, 2019

Every AMS vendor will tell you that the toughest part of implementing a new system […]

It doesn’t have to be optimal to be beneficial

June 26, 2019

It doesn’t have to be optimal to be beneficial I’m a big fan of the […]

Look for small wins

June 19, 2019

Look for small wins One of the toughest things about system implementation is simply how […]

Are you closing the loop?

June 12, 2019

Are you closing the loop? If your association does a call for presentations for any […]

Declare victory and move on

June 5, 2019

Declare victory and move on The law of diminishing returns is the point at which the […]

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