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Guidance By Gwen

Establishing a Data Governance Office

Most organizations that begin a formal Data Governance and Stewardship effort need a support team to facilitate and coordinate activities of councils, stewards, and stakeholders.   This support team may be individual contributors who have been doing this work informally ...

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Defining Organizational Structures

There is no single “right” way to organize Data Governance and Stewardship. Some organizations have distinct Data Governance programs. Others embed Data Governance activities into Data Quality or Master Data Management programs. Still others adopt formal Data Governance as a ...

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Choosing Governance Models

It’s important to define the organizational structure of your Data Governance program. But before you can do that you have to define your governance model at a higher level. You need to consider what types of decisions your governance bodies will be ...

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Working with Data Stewards

Approaches to Assigning Data Ownership and Stewardship Organizations can take multiple approaches to assigning Data Owners and Data Stewards for enterprise data. In doing so, they need to consider several factors and answer the following questions.   Question #1: Should ...

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Assigning Data Ownership

One of the tenets of Data Governance is that enterprise data doesn’t “belong” to individuals. It is an asset that belongs to the enterprise. Still, it needs to be managed. Some organizations assign “owners” to data, while others shy away ...

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Organizations and Accountabilities

How to build your governance effort. This section describes how to assign data ownership, responsibility, roles and responsibilities, as well as working with data stewards, choosing and working with governance models, defining your organizational structures and establishing a Data Governance ...

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Data Governance Program Phases

A Data Governance Life Cycle All programs have lifecycles. The Data Governance Life Cycle has seven phases: Develop a value statement Prepare a roadmap Plan and fund Design Deploy Govern Monitor, measure, report. Note that Data Governance does not begin with ...

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Starting a Data Governance Program

A successful Data Governance program does not begin with the design of the program! Before you start deciding who goes on what committee, you should be clear about your program’s value statement. You should have developed a roadmap to share ...

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Goals and Principles for Data Governance

What do you want Data Governance to accomplish? Regardless of the focus of your program, chances are you hope to accomplish the following universal goals for Data Governance programs: Goal – Enable better decision-making Goal – Reduce operational friction Goal – Protect the ...

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A New Model: Combining Portfolio Management and Data Governance Recommendations

Decision Models for Data Governance from the Data Governance Institute

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