Tag: data stewardship

Analise Polsky 0
Demystifying data stewardship

Data stewardship is one of the toughest components of data governance to get right. What is a data steward? What is it that stewards really do? What makes someone a good data steward? When these questions go unanswered, the result is often disenchantment with data stewardship. To help you keep

Steve Putman 0
The ideal data steward

Data stewardship is one of the prime positions in any data management organization. The business and technical stewards are the conduit between the organizing functions in the management structure (which determine policies and processes for data management) and the data management functions that perform the actual work, such as data

Jim Harris 0
Preventing the zombie data-pocalypse

Since tomorrow is How-long-has-it-been-since-you-used-this-data-ween, it’s time to review your organization’s preparedness for preventing the zombie data-pocalypse. (Please Note: This should not be confused with your organization’s preparedness for preventing the zombie apocalypse, for which check out the resources provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by ever-so-carefully clicking on

Steve Putman 3
Is a data steward a data scientist?

One of the hottest job descriptions in the data management field in the last couple of years is the position of “data scientist.” The rise of this job description matches the rise of the concept of big data – data sources that are very large in volume, change frequently, and

Jim Harris 0
On coffee, data and stewardship

I consume so much coffee on a daily basis that I consider it to be one of my food groups. This might not be as unhealthy as it sounds since coffee beans are actually the seeds of coffee cherries, which means coffee is essentially fruit juice – and drinking a

Dylan Jones 0
How to nurture a data steward culture

In my last post I discussed one of the important traits that I feel truly great data stewards possess – the ability to effect change. Today I want to talk about how you actually identify, train and nurture everyday workers into the role of data stewards. Most organisations don’t have

Jim Harris 0
The architects of the invisible

In the era of big data, Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schonberger noted in their book Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, “we are in the midst of a great infrastructure project that in some ways rivals those of the past, from the Roman aqueducts