Who wants more work? When was the last time you thought to yourself, ‘Gosh, I just wish I had some more work to do, my day-to-day job is not nearly keeping me busy enough’? For most people, the answer to that question is: “Never.” The vast majority of us are busy and active with quite... more
I suspect that most of you are in the process of wrapping up your end of the year planning. You’re likely getting ready for 2017 and going through all of the tasks that your boss has indicated as important for next year. As you go down through the list, my hope is that you realize... more
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
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 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.
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
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