Welcome to the Data Quality Channel

What is it?

The Data Quality Channel features exclusive educational content from leading independent experts in the field of data quality and data governance. 

Each week you receive a download of each expert resource in the series.

Check out the entire channel series content below.

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Week 1 : How to Deliver a Business-Focused Data Quality Assessment

Dylan Jones, founder of Data Quality Pro, provides a 32-page, step-by-step guide for delivering a Data Quality Assessment (DQA) that drives more impact and benefit to the business.

Topics Covered Include:

  • The case for a DQA
  • Where can a DQA be applied
  • Common DQA metrics
  • How to build a Financial Performance Model
  • Business Data Quality Intelligence
  • The interrogative reporting layer


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Week 2 : How to Create an Effective Data Quality Team

Jim Harris (founder of OCDQ Blog) shares his expertise of creating and working within extremely effective data quality teams and projects.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Common team-building pitfalls
  • How to improve collaboration and communication
  • How to develop cross-disciplinary teams
  • IT vs Business team formation


Week 3 : The Business Case for Data Quality

Philip Howard of Bloor Research provides some practical tips for creating a data quality business case.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Importance of Data Quality
  • Poor data quality impacts in different industries
  • The platform approach to data quality
  • Common implementation requirements


Week 4 : How to Align Data Quality and Data Governance

Nicola Askham, the 'Data Governance Coach', answers a range of questions on how to align data governance and data quality.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Differences between Data Quality/Governance
  • Increasing drivers for Data Governance
  • Tips for ramping up Data Quality/Governance
  • Preferred stages for Data Quality/Governance alignment


Week 5 : Getting Started in the Data Quality Profession

Dylan Jones provides insightful research that shows what employers are searching for in their data quality recruits and what skills you need to be competitive in the job market.

Topics Covered Include:

  • What are the many different routes into the profession?
  • What certification and training options exist?
  • What skills are employees looking for?
  • Where to find free information/software
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How do I get access?

Simply use the form opposite and in the next hour you will get access to the first educational content, a 32 page guide to Business Focused Data Quality Assessment created by Dylan Jones, editor of Data Quality Pro.

For the next 8 weeks you get further downloads from leading data quality experts, authors and practitioners.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Can I quit the channel easily?

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Week 7 : Implement a Data Quality Assurance Process for the first time

Dylan Jones provides a 10 week guide to launching a successful data quality assurance project using an actual client implementation as a sample scenario.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Understanding business drivers
  • Identifying scope of interest
  • Linking processes to data
  • Data Quality assessment framework
  • Monitoring and control techniques
  • Improvement tactics

Week 6 : Free Data Profiling Tools - Market Report

Philip Howard of Bloor Research provides an independent review of the free data profiling software tools currently available in the marketplace


Topics Covered Include:

  • Why profiling?
  • IT vs Business perspective
  • Detailed product reviews
  • Conclusions and recommendations


Week 8 : Data Quality Methodology Roundup

Dylan Jones provides a review of all the leading data quality methodologies available today. A practical resource to help you kick-start or improve your own data quality framework.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Review of all methodologies currently available
  • Pros and cons
  • Free resources and downloads from each methodology
  • Further reading and implementation guides
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