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Archive | August, 2013
A beautiful ripple in a 'data pond'

Your Data Pond Needs Ripples

In his recent post, The Stone Wars of Root Cause Analysis, Jim Harris discussed how using root cause analysis to remove data quality issues is like trying to stop people throwing stones in a pond by taking an endless series of defensive actions, such as blocking paths to the pond, building a high stone-deflecting wall […]

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Fogville - where things are always a little hazy!

Fogville Analysts Are Not Lost in the Mists, They are Exploring Complexity!

To the ordinary business or data analyst, stumbling about in a misty landscape would seem to be a situation from which they would want to extract themselves as soon as they possibly could. But that is the ordinary analyst. To the analysts of Fogville, wandering through mist and haze does not suggest being lost in […]

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The Data Compass helps enterprises plot a save passage to Data Quality.

The Universal Data Compass

Fuzzy thinking is spreading like a fog across the landscapes of data management and data quality.  Instead of extracting themselves from this fog, many data analysts actually convince themselves that, far from being lost in the mists and haze, they are actually finding enlightenment in a new and unexplored world of complexity.  Few ever emerge […]

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Fogville - where things are always a little hazy!

The BAs in Fogville are Battling the Data Geeks ‘Meta Mania’

The Fogville BAs are tired of data geeks trying to gain ‘street cred’ on the block by prefixing everything with ‘Meta’.  Not only is it time to strike back, it’s time to beat them at their own game. What cunning ploys do the BAs in your enterprise have for outwitting your DAs? Please share it […]

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IMM world audience spans 5,ooo towns and cities in 181 countries.

IMM Audience Now in 5,000 Towns & Cities in 181 Countries

IMM the Integrated Modeling Method can truly be said to be global with an audience in nearly every country in the world, as shown by the map below from our website Google analytics. You can help us to grow our audience still further by: Sharing this page with colleagues and friends by clicking on one […]

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New IMM eBook on Procedure Modeling launched 12 August 2013

New IMM Procedure Modeling eBook launched!

The eBook IMM Business Procedure Modeling, the long awaited fifth book in the Integrated Modeling Method suite was launched through the IMM Online Store at 10am EDT today. This book  introduces you to, and walks you step-by-step through, the use of a complete set of very powerful  modeling techniques that will enable you to rapidly […]

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New IMM eBook on Procedure Modeling launched 12 August 2013

New IMM Book on Business Procedure Modeling coming out on 12 Aug – SAVE 25%

My new book on Business Procedure Modeling, the fifth eBook in the IMM series, will be published on Monday 12 August 2013. This book will introduce you to a complete set of key techniques that will enable you to rapidly build fully tuned and optimized Business Procedures for enterprises of any size in any sector. […]

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Fogville - where things are always a little hazy!

In Fogville Data Errors are Created for the Social Good!

The citizens of Fogville Inc. take a different approach to Data Quality. Does your enterprise have such creative reasons for not eliminating data errors? If so, please write and let me know and I will see if I can get the citizens of Fogville to adopt them. My email: john@johnowensblog.com

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Business and data definitions give direction to an enterprise.

160 Pragmatic, High Quality Definitions for Business and Data Analysts

Quality Practice Begins with Quality Definitions Sadly, in the worlds of business and data analysis and modeling good definitions are hard to find, bad definitions abound and misunderstanding and misuse of even the most fundamental terms is commonplace. I am a perfectionist. I am passionate about quality and want to deliver it to my clients […]

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