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Ten Steps Book

"Danette's book takes a pragmatic and practical approach to achieving the desired state of data quality within an organization. 

It is a 'must-read' for any organization starting out on the road to data quality."

- Susan Stewart Goubeaux, Director, Business Intelligence, FHLBanks Office of Finance

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Danette McGilvray is president and principal of Granite Falls Consulting, Inc., a firm that helps organizations increase their success by addressing the information quality and data governance aspects of their business efforts.


Focusing on bottom-line results, Danette and her team helps organizations enhance the value of their information assets by naturally integrating information quality management into the business.

A skilled facilitator, program and project manager, she has worked with people in all levels of the organization and from all functional areas, giving her a valuable perspective on organizational challenges based on real-life experience. Critically, she also emphasizes communication and the human aspect of information quality and governance.   

Danette promotes the intentional management of information assets with the same rigor used to manage other company assets such as products and human and financial resources.  

Client engagements include establishing and maturing data quality and governance programs. She also helps clients improve the success of their business intelligence and data integration and migration projects by incorporating information quality management into project methodologies.

Granite Falls provides solutions through various means such as executive presentations, training, program/project design, review and implementation, team development, customized consulting and one-on-one coaching.

Danette is the author of Executing Data Quality Projects: Ten Steps to Quality Data and Trusted Information™ (Morgan Kaufmann, 2008). 

An internationally respected expert, her Ten Steps™ approach to information quality has been embraced as a proven method for both understanding and creating information and data quality in the enterprise. Her trademarked approach, in which she has trained Fortune 500 clients and thousands of workshop attendees, applies to all types of data and all organizations. Her book is used as a textbook in university graduate programs.

In 2012, Danette received IAIDQ's Distinguished Member Award, "in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field of information and data quality."  She is an invited speaker at conferences around the world. She contributes articles to various industry journals and newsletters and has been profiled in PC Week and HP Measure Magazine. She was invited to the People’s Republic of China to discuss roles and opportunities for women in the computer field.

She is a faculty member for The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI). In 2009, she received the Professional Achievement Award from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. 

Danette is a founding member of the International Association for Information and Data Quality Professionals (IAIDQ) and an active member of DAMA International.

You may reach Danette directly by clicking here.


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