My phone rings. It’s a call from a person I have never met. It’s a C-suite exec telling me his project team has major problems with their data. Judging from the sound of desperation in his voice, his reputation probably depends on the quick resolution of those problems. Many carefully-built careers have been scuttled by data disasters which often come as a surprise to the project team and their leadership. But decades of fielding frantic phone calls and subsequent project rescue experience has allowed me to compile this list of warning signs that your project might be destined to be doomed by data:
I wish you and your project team a safe journey. But be on the lookout for these warning signs, and if you see any, make course corrections quickly.