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22 years IT industry

Andrew White is a research vice president and agenda manager for MDM and Analytics at Gartner. His main research focus is master data management (MDM) and the drill-down topic of creating the "single view of the product" using MDM of product data. He was co-chair… Read Full Bio

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On the First Day of Christmas My CIO Said To Me….

by Andrew White  |  December 14, 2012  |  1 Comment

On the first day if Christmas my CIO said to me, a budget in a board meet.

On the second day of Christmas my CIO said to me, two data nerds, and a budget in a board meet.

On the third day of Christmas my CIO said to me, three on time gigs, two data nerds, and a budget in a board meet.

On the fourth day of Christmas my CIO said to me, four nodding users, three on time gigs, two data nerds, and a budget in a board meet.

On the fifth day of Christmas my CIO said to me, five PTO’s, four nodding users, three on time gigs, two data nerds, and a budget in a board meet.

On the sixth day of Christmas my CIO said to me, six ERP’s, five PTO’s, four nodding users, three on time gigs, two data nerds, and a budget in a board meet.

On the seventh day of Christmas my CIO said to me, seven ETL’s, six ERP’s, five PTO’s, four nodding users, three on time gigs, two data nerds, and a budget in a board meet.

On the eighth day of Charismas my CIO said to me, eight data marts, seven ETL’s, six ERP’s, five PTO’s, four nodding users, three on time gigs, two data nerds, and a budget in a board meet.

On the ninth day of Christmas my CIO said to me, nine process maps, eight data marts, seven ETL’s, six ERP’s, five PTO’s, four nodding users, three on time gigs, two data nerds, and a budget in a board meet.

On the tenth day of Christmas my CIO said to me, ten major goals, nine process maps, eight data marts, seven ETL’s, six ERP’s, five PTO’s, four nodding users, three on time gigs, two data nerds, and a budget in a board meet.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my CIO said to me, eleven KPI’s, ten major goals, nine process maps, eight data marts, seven ETL’s, six ERP’s, five PTO’s, four nodding users, three on time gigs, two data nerds, and a budget in a board meet.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my CIO said to me, twelve software bugs, eleven KPI’s, ten major goals, nine process maps, eight data marts, seven ETL’s, six ERP’s, five PTO’s, four nodding users, three on time gigs, two data nerds, and a budget in a board meet.

And if you didn’t guess, I’m using data nerds to mean information architects, and on time gigs to mean on time projects.  Neither projects of architects quite fir the flow.  So there.

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