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Implementing Change Management

Most organizations have string change management – or at least change control – mechanisms for technology. They usually have change management for software applications. They have change management for websites. And yet, many organizations do not practice structured change management ...

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Engaging Stewards and Stakeholders

It seems like there are two types of Data Governance and Stewardship programs: 1) Thriving ones, with highly-engaged stakeholders, and 2) Ones whose futures are in question, since stakeholders and stewards are only sporadically involved or give only weak support ...

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Dealing With Politics

Should leaders of Data Governance programs get involved in corporate politics? That’s a trick question, because the truth is that it’s unavoidable. After all, politics are all around us. They affect what gets done, and who does it. They affect ...

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Governance Communications

At a Data Governance Conference in Orlando, Florida (USA) in December, 2006, a group of managers of successful Data Governance programs reached a startling consensus: They agreed that Data Governance is actually somewhere between 80 and 95% communications! How can ...

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Governance and Alignment

Data Governance is a balancing act. On the one hand, you need to exert control over how groups create data, manage data, and use data. On the other hand, you need to promote appropriate levels of flexibility. You need to ...

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Processes and Alignments

These topics address what you do when you’re doing Data Governance. I’ve started with high-level overviews of a few basic topics: Roles & Responsibilities, Alignment, Communications, Decision-Making, and Issue Resolution. Aligning Efforts Communicating Dealing with Politics Engaging Stewards and Stakeholders Implementing Change ...

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Governance Roles and Responsibilities

Who does what in a Data Governance program? First, a group of individuals (or a hierarchy of groups) representing a cross-section of stakeholder groups makes a set of rules in the form of policies, standards, requirements, guidelines, or data definitions. ...

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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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