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Organizational Considerations For Data Governance

While the People facet of our Data Governance Framework focuses on skills and responsibilities, the Organizational Alignment facet focuses on the working relationships between dependent roles.  Many organizations begin their data governance journey putting decision-making responsibility, resourcing and stewardship within existing organizational structures – and early business value and momentum can certainly be delivered this... more

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

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

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

Data Governance Framework Walkthrough: Vision and Business Case

In my previous post I introduced our data governance framework.  Now it’s time to dive a bit deeper into each of the individual facets. I start with the “Vision and Business Case” facet because that’s exactly where your data governance efforts should begin. No point in trying to align your people, process, and technology components... more