Tag "Governance"

Consistent, Curated Data Though Hub-based Data Quality and Enrichment

Data fragmentation and poor quality data are significant challenges for large organizations around the world.  The old computing adage of “garbage in, garbage out” is as true now as it has ever been and inconsistencies between data processing done in separate, parallel point-to-point integrations feeding different systems done on a project basis over time can... more

Data Governance: The 4 Process Stages

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

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.

Data Governance Policies Shape Organizational Behaviors

Continuing the tour of our Data Governance Framework, it’s time to discuss the corporate policies that must be documented to form the foundation of your data governance efforts. When defined, approved, evangelized and enforced appropriately, these policies have the power to accomplish a feat that grassroots data governance efforts fail at repeatedly: Evolving your corporate... more

Data Governance Framework Walkthrough: By The People, For The People

The next stop on the tour of our data governance framework focuses on the people investments that your organization must make to build out data governance capabilities.  The right people are required to support, sponsor, steward, operationalize and ultimately deliver a positive return on your data assets.  As you can imagine, the challenge of defining... more