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Data Resource Simplexity: How Organizations Choose Data Resource Success or Failure by Michael H. Brackett

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Chapter 8 ROBUST DATA DOCUMENTATION

Documenting the entire data resource for the organization.

Very little understanding about an organization’s data resource is formally documented in any manner, let alone readily available to data management and business professionals. Most of the understanding is vested in people, and many of these people are leaving for retirement or better jobs. The result is a permanent loss of institutional memory that cannot be recovered. It’s not likely to happen—it is happening!

The fifth architectural component of the Data Resource Management Framework is robust data documentation. Developing a comparate data resource progresses through formal data names, comprehensive data definitions, proper data structures, and ...

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