Components 1 – 6 of the DGI Data Governance Framework deal with rules. They also describe the “rules of engagement” employed by components 7-9 (People and Organizational Bodies) during governance. This last component – Processes – describes the methods used to govern data.
Ideally, these processes should be standardized, documented, and repeatable. They should be crafted in such a way to support regulatory and compliance requirements for Data Management, Privacy, Security, and Access Management.
Every organization will decide how much structure and formality to bring to the process of governing data. The Data Governance Institute recommends formal, documented, repeatable procedures for:
- Aligning Policies, Requirements, and Controls
- Establishing Decision Rights
- Establishing Accountability
- Performing Stewardship
- Managing Change
- Defining Data
- Resolving Issues
- Specifying Data Quality Requirements
- Building Governance Into Technology
- Stakeholder Care
- Measuring and Reporting Value