Measuring Data Quality for Ongoing Improvement
A Data Quality Assessment Framework
By Laura Sebastian-Coleman
Publisher: Elsevier / Morgan Kaufmann
Final Release Date: December 2012
Pages: 376

The Data Quality Assessment Framework shows you how to measure and monitor dataquality, ensuring quality over time. You’ll start with general concepts of measurementand work your way through a detailed framework of more than three dozen measurementtypes related to five objective dimensions of quality: completeness, timeliness,consistency, validity, and integrity. Ongoing measurement, rather than one timeactivities will help your organization reach a new level of data quality. Thisplain-language approach to measuring data can be understood by both business and IT andprovides practical guidance on how to apply the DQAF within any organization enablingyou to prioritize measurements and effectively report on results. Strategies for usingdata measurement to govern and improve the quality of data and guidelines for applyingthe framework within a data asset are included. You’ll come away able to prioritizewhich measurement types to implement, knowing where to place them in a data flow and howfrequently to measure. Common conceptual models for defining and storing of data qualityresults for purposes of trend analysis are also included as well as generic businessrequirements for ongoing measuring and monitoring including calculations and comparisonsthat make the measurements meaningful and help understand trends and detectanomalies.

  • Demonstrates how to leverage a technology independent data quality measurementframework for your specific business priorities and data quality challenges
  • Enables discussions between business and IT with a non-technical vocabulary for dataquality measurement
  • Describes how to measure data quality on an ongoing basis with generic measurementtypes that can be applied to any situation
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Very Useful Book on Data Quality

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    Comments about oreilly Measuring Data Quality for Ongoing Improvement:

    The first section of the book has a very thorough dicussion of defintions. Which is very useful making sure that everyone is talking about the same thing. Next DQAF is covered,Data Quality Measurement Framework. Clear process maps,useful tables. This book makes a good referenace book.

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