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Data Driven: Profiting from Your Most Important Business Asset by Thomas C. Redman

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APPENDIX C

Metadata Processes

As discussed in Chapter 2, metadata are data about the data, and metadata processes are those processes through which metadata are developed and kept current. Whereas most managers are very familiar with their department’s operational and decision-making processes, they’ve less experience with the metadata processes. Thus, this appendix provides an overview of the three metadata processes recommended in this book.

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The Data Cataloging Process: Keeping Track of Your Data

I almost always find the customer–supplier model (recall figure 3-1) an excellent tool for providing a high-level overview of a process. I like to ...

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