Dr. Redman recently introduced the term publicly (see for example, “Data Quality should be Everyone’s Responsibility” in HBR) and many people have asked “how can I become a data provocateur?” This workshop provides the answer.
Most companies and government agencies address data quality reactively, after errors are made and, as a direct result, suffer from bad data. To date, it has taken a special person, to challenge the status quo within his or her work team, address data quality by “getting in front” of the issues, making a huge improvement, and, in effect, showing the rest of the company what is possible this person the “data provocateur.”
This is a highly interactive, full-day workshop specifically designed for anyone who depends on high-quality data to do their work. It features the work of an exemplary provocateur, provides step-by-step instructions for becoming a provocateur, and time to explore how you’ll actually make it happen in your organization.
You Will Learn
- What is a “data provocateur?”
- Why data quality problems arise? (Answer: The rising middle manager)
- The hidden data factory-what is this?
- The provocateur’s “persona” (you’ll be surprised by what this is)
- Provocateur defined, with special emphasis on soft skills.
- Discussion: Can you fill the role?
- The Four-Step Process for Becoming a Provocateur:
- “Do I (we) have a data quality problem?”
- Clarify, document, and communicate customer needs/Connect customers and creator
- Make improvements to close the gaps
- Summarize results