Sunday, November 15, 2009

Data Quality, My Story

I wish I could write more frequently. I have a lot to say and I'm always writing stories in my head. Every week our Data Quality program moves a little bit farther up that maturity ladder and I'd like to share what worked with the world! The problem is I struggle with how to take what happened, what is real, and write about it in a way that does not cross any of my organisations confidential boundaries. Which is why I struggle. Do I say this or that..will that get me in trouble..what ARE the rules in these days of social media?

Anyway, I've been inspired lately by some great
bloggers on the subject of Data Quality: OCDQ Blog, Jill Dyche, Dylan Jones, Steve Sarsfield...
Their stories are relevant, informative and personal, which is why I like to read them. And I do push the boundaries at work every single day. It's the only way to make change happen. And it has worked so far....So I will tell my story, and hope that maybe someone else will benefit just like I have. As Spock would say: "The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few, or the one".

Yep, bit of a Trekkie fan!

1 comment:

  1. Great post Jill,

    Sometimes as an independent consultant, I forget the challenges that my more traditionally employed friends face in the blogosphere. Although I obviously have to avoid making any direct references to my client experiences, I can at least pretend “no, that last blog post wasn’t about this project, I was writing about a completely different project that happened so long ago, I can’t even remember the stardate.”

    When you blog about data quality, your employer and co-workers can’t help but assume that you are blogging about them, which as you said, brings up serious concerns about confidentiality that can prevent you from being able to share your story.

    So maybe instead of writing about Gilgamesh and Enkidu at Uruk, you write about Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. The lawyers will be too busy trying to figure out those references and meanwhile you will be able to share your great story.

    So, as a fellow Trekkie, I say: “Timba, his arms wide” – for the non-Trekkies, that’s just another way of saying “Please share your story.”

    Best Regards,