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Beyond Single Version of the Truth

by Andrew White  |  January 14, 2020

The single version of the truth can be anathema. It does not really exist and it’s not really worth the effort. But then again, what we mean by that phrase...

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The Right Metric Matters

by Andrew White  |  April 5, 2019

An oft heard inquiry from clients is, “What is the right metric to use?” The context might be for: Defining data quality Reporting the business impact of a data governance...

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KPI's and the Lever's We Use to Influence Them

by Andrew White  |  January 5, 2018

I read an interesting Brooking blog today that explained in simple layperson terms why the US Federal Reserve targets 2% inflation.  The blog is here: The Hutchins Center Explains: The...

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New Research: Data and Analytics Strategies Need More-Concrete Metrics of Success

by Andrew White  |  May 14, 2016

My colleague, Frank Buytendijk and others, just published this note: Data and Analytics Strategies Need More-Concrete Metrics of Success. "Better decision making" and "single version of the truth" no longer serve...

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Some Initial Test Organization Data

by Tom Murphy  |  September 21, 2012

I started a small survey a few weeks back to look at gaining a bit more quantitative information about testing organizations.  I have suspended the survey for now (and folded...

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Agile Program Management

by Tom Murphy  |  March 19, 2012

Saw a great presentation on Agile PM which is applicable to any organization trying to understand how to get to Enterprise Agile or to move beyond the baseline of Agile...

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Metrics, The Trap We All Fall Into

by Tom Murphy  |  June 8, 2010

A lot of the calls I take focus on metrics for the QA team.  How many testers per developer, how many hours of testing, how many defects, etc.  Unfortunately many...

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Test COE == ROI?

by Tom Murphy  |  April 4, 2010

A common question currently is something along these lines: "If we shift to a Testing COE, what will be the ROI?"  This is understandable given two primary related drivers: Testing...

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by Tom Murphy  |  September 16, 2008

I will use this space to point to interesting new developments and research in the software quality assurance and testing area as well as covering general AD and Agile topics. ...

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