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Monitoring Data with Data Monitoring Tools| Informatica US

As mentioned in my post describing the major business processes that comprise a data governance function, the Measure and Monitor processes i) capture and measure the effectiveness and value generated from data governance and stewardship efforts, ii) monitors compliance and exceptions to defined policies and rules, and iii) enables transparency and auditability into data assets... more

Data Governance Apply Processes Operationalize Human and Machine Roles

As mentioned in my post describing the major business processes that comprise a data governance function, the Apply processes aim to operationalize and ensure compliance with all the data governance policies, business rules, stewardship processes, workflows, and cross-functional roles and responsibilities captured through the Discover and Define process stages.

Data Governance Define Processes Capture Business Policies, Rules and Standards

As mentioned in my post describing the major business processes that comprise a data governance function, the Define processes documents data definitions and business context associated with business terminology, taxonomies, relationships, as well as the policies, rules, standards, processes, and measurement strategy that must be defined to operationalize data governance efforts. This process runs parallel... more

Data Governance Discover Processes Assess and Scope Your Environment

As mentioned in my post describing the major business processes that comprise a data governance function, the Discover processes capture the current state of the organization’s data lifecycle, dependent business processes, supporting organizational and technical capabilities, as well as the state of the data itself. Insights derived from these steps are leveraged to define the... more

The Process Stages of Data Governance

To truly manage data as a valued enterprise asset, data governance must be managed as a business function like finance or human resources.  A finance function is comprised of multiple core business processes such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and financial planning.  So to manage data governance as a function, what are the core... more

Data Governance Program Management: Herding Chickens – Really Important Chickens!

For the final facet of our data governance framework, I’ve intentionally saved Program Management for last.  I felt to fully demonstrate why your organization must invest in skilled program managers I should first introduce all the simultaneous moving parts that make up a comprehensive data governance strategy.  (For links to my posts deep diving into... more

Data Governance Sustains Your Data Lifecycle

The next facet of our data governance framework focuses on the three intentionally simplified dependent processes that constitute the data lifecycle.  When educating your business sponsors and evangelists on the data lifecycle, I like to categorize it into these three broad areas: upstream processes, stewardship processes, and downstream processes.   If you’re an enterprise or data... more

The Carrot and Stick Are Must-Haves in the Data Governance Toolbox

The next facet of our Data Governance Framework recognizes the key dependency any data governance-related effort has on change management.  No matter how compelling the vision and business case, making data a trusted corporate asset on par with your financial and people assets is a major culture shift for most organizations.

Measuring Data Governance: Lies, Damned Lies, and ROI

The next facet on the tour of our data governance framework can be one of the most frustrating for those driving data governance efforts within their organization: Measurement. The concept of data governance has experienced a boost in credibility over the past few years. Many business leaders finally acknowledge the need to transform their organizations... more

The Architectural Scope of Data Governance

It’s important to note that I didn’t title this post “Implementing a Data Governance Architecture”.    Data governance is not a technology space, tool – or architecture.  As our data governance framework illustrates, tools and architecture represents but one of many facets needed to support an enterprise data governance competency.  But once you’ve defined your vision... more