Getting in Front on Data

Narrated by: Randal Schaffer
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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This book lays out the roles everyone, up and down the organization chart, can and must play to ensure that data is up to the demands of its use, in day-in, day-out work, decision-making, planning, and analytics.

By now, everyone knows that bad data extorts an enormous toll, adding huge (though often hidden) costs and making it more difficult to make good decisions and leverage advanced analyses. While the problems are pervasive and insidious, they are also solvable! As Tom Redman "the Data Doc" explains in Getting in Front on Data, the secret lies in getting the right people in the right roles to "get in front" of the management and social issues that lead to bad data in the first place.

Everyone should see himself or herself in this book. We are all both data customers and data creators.

©2016 Thomas C. Redman (P)2016 Technics Publications

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For those who want to change the data organization

Very practical understanding given by Thomas, of a very spaghetti-like problem. I am the king of the "hidden data factory," and I am very proud of it. It is one of the only things a person can be proud of. These upper echelon managers that Dr. Redman refers to, the champions of cross-departmental efforts at data process reform, don't exist. He must be hallucinating. Still, like unicorns, they are perfect and ideal.

I bought a physical copy of the book, to put on my desk at work, because my head manager asked during the interview, "What are the last two non-fiction books you've read?" I've lately realized that all of my managers wanted to see more "thinky" behavior from me, more awareness of the business rather than just an extreme tight focus on data.

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