-- Put the pressure on the other team (the delivery team, the source team) to get what they want – a winning situation. They proactively look for the bad data, and get rid of it and create plans for cleaning the data or preventing the situation from arising again.
-- The defenders on a data quality team, see the big picture.
-- They know what’s coming down the pipe before the others do.
-- They drive bad data to the corners to prevent it from getting in.
-- If the defenders see the big picture, the netminder sees the wall it’s hanging on.
-- The netminder’s job is solely to ensure bad data does not get in. If it does, then you will be basing some bad decisions based on their mistakes.