Data governance and analytics

The intersection of data governance and analytics doesn’t seem to get discussed as often as its intersection with data management, where data governance provides the guiding principles and context-specific policies that frame the processes and procedures of data management. The reason for this is not, as some may want to [...]

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Justifying the need for a data governance business case

Many people who plan data governance initiatives ignore the need for a business case. "We've already had approval for the project; why do we need a business case when we've got the budget signed off?" The perception is that because they have a strong commitment, there is no need to get [...]

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Can big data be governed?

Yes. For those keeping score at home, this is my second post in a row starting with a one-word answer to its questioning title. In this case, it’s a question that’s asked a lot and for good reason since big data raises big questions for all data-related disciplines. tags: big data, [...]

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Drafting an operating model for data governance

The data governance “industry” thrives on a curious dichotomy. On the one hand, some service providers insist to clients that they need a data governance program, that they must create a data governance council and that they should immediately staff a collection of roles ranging from data governance council member [...]

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Data governance: The human resources analogy

Explaining data governance to a business community is difficult. Even more so when you need to convince business folks that they are pivotal to data governance success. Data governance demands not just business attention but business commitment. Policies and processes are not just tick boxes on a corporate charter; they are [...]

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Data modeling for data policy management

Operationalizing data governance means putting processes and tools in place for defining, enforcing and reporting on compliance with data quality and validation standards. There is a life cycle associated with a data policy, which is typically motivated by an externally mandated business policy or expectation, such as regulatory compliance. tags: [...]

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What Zappos' bold moves teach us about data governance

.@philsimon on whether companies should apply some radical tactics to DG.






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Are data governance and MDM still inseparable?

Yes. But since this post needs to be more than a one-word answer to its title, allow me to elaborate. Data governance (DG) enters into the discussion of all enterprise information initiatives. Whether or not DG should be the opening salvo of these discussions is akin to asking whether the [...]

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Struggling with data governance alignment? Look to history.

If your organization is large enough, it probably has multiple data-related initiatives going on at any given time. Perhaps a new data warehouse is planned, an ERP upgrade is imminent or a data quality project is underway. Whatever the initiative, it may raise questions around data governance – closely followed by discussions about the [...]

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