Are Data Maturity assessments worth the effort?

By |2019-12-06T08:45:31+00:00February 12th, 2019|What I've done|

The answer should be a firm yes, but first let me explain why it is often a definite no. Assessment scores are amongst the dirtiest data you can collect, with most methodologies being entirely qualitative, and Completing the assessment may give you a grade or a level, but other than printing it out and sticking it on the wall, what are you going to do with it? This was the problem we faced five years ago when assessing the data capability of the UK Higher Education sector. The original proposal envisaged publishing a sector wide maturity assessment backed by an accompanying set [...]