A few days ago Julian Schwarzenbach over at the Data and Process Advantage Blog published a review of the book “Master Data Management and Data Governance” by Alex Berson and Larry Dubov. Link to Julian’s review here.
I agree very much with Julian’s positive review of the book. It is a very comprehensive book – and thick and heavy I have learned from bringing it with me on travel which is where I usually read offline stuff. But master data management and related data governance is a big and heavy discipline with a lot of details that has to be dealt with.
Probably I have annoyed fellow travellers in trains and airplanes while reading the book with exclamations as: Yes, precisely, that’s what I always have said, good point and so on. Because I agree very much with many of the issues described and the solutions discussed in the book.
For the mandatory bit of criticism that must be included in every book review I will bring on my pet bashing about United States and English language centricity. Well, it’s actually not that bad, as the book at many places does indicate that other angles and pains exist than those being prominent in the United States and with the English language.
Oh, and I bear with that my surname in the references are spelled “Sorensen” instead of “Sørensen” and that a related date are formatted like “11/22/2009” which will be the 11th day in the 22nd month of the year 2009 to me.