Chapter 10

Requirements, Risk, Criticality

“A wise man sets requirements only for himself; an unwise man makes requirements for others.”

—Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom (1908)


This chapter reviews the concept of data quality requirements in the context of business requirements and for the purpose of identifying characteristics of data that can be measured in-line. It describes how risk and criticality can be assessed to identify specific data and rules to be monitored on an ongoing basis through in-line measurements, controls, and periodic measurement.

Business Requirements

To require a thing means to need it for a particular purpose or to depend on it for success or survival. A required thing is specified as compulsory to a purpose. Requirements ...

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