A big thing going on in Europe right now is the Euro 2012 football (soccer) championship. 16 national teams are competing for the European Champion title.
People like me not being a subject matter expert may have difficulties seeing above national preferences and evaluating who is the best team. Is it:
- The team having the highest ball possession percentage,
- the team with the most handsome legs (my wife says so) or
- the team with the most expensive players?
Therefore TV channels have experts in the studio. Well, sometimes they also have difficulties seeing above national preferences, but else they can provide you with analysis of a lot of facets about the game and why some things matters more than other things. Even sometimes an expert is nailing it and tells you: “It’s important to score goals”. Oh yes, I think most of us got that already.
It’s the same with reading articles, blog posts and so about data quality and master data management. Experts may have difficulties seeing above brand preferences but anyhow there is a lot of good stuff about different facets of achieving high quality data and doing master data management the right way and even sometimes an expert is nailing it and tells you: “It’s important to support business goals”. Oh yes, …
I guess the risk of not stating the obvious is that it gets overlooked by too many people. At the end of the day, your team can play the most attractive game of football, dominate possession and territory, have the most shots at goal, or even have the best legs. It doesn’t really matter if they loose the game.
Thanks Gary. Yes, we do need to state the obvious from time to time – and may the best team win.