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Data Governance Content for All Organizations

There is a great deal of content in data governance.  And there needs to be agreement on what we are governing.  There are 12 key areas of content which we will cover in this blog post.  We will...

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Use a Consistent Approach to Include Valid Values and Reference Data in a Glossary Definition

An earlier blog post summarized a method that listed 6 components to consider when writing a good business glossary definition.   Another earlier post discussed the first component which is...

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Data Governance Framework: Communication Process

One of the three components of a data governance framework is having a communication process which includes facilitating just-in-time data governance, supporting data governance content activity...

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Planning a Route on Your Data Governance Road Map

Ironically, when we use the phrase "road map" to describe anything other than travel, what we're talking about is not really much of a map, and it generally doesn't even have roads! Instead it has...

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Data Governance Framework: Knowledge Base

One of the three components of the data governance framework is having a knowledge base, a central repository, that is open to all consumers and creators.  This blog post is about who uses a data...

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Get Off to a Good Start When Writing a Glossary Definition

An earlier blog post summarized a method that listed 6 components to consider when writing a good business glossary definition.  Now I want to discuss the first of the six components in more...

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Data Governance Framework: Stewardship

One of the three components of a data governance framework is data stewardship which is defining and establishing stewardship.  Stewardship involves people and these individuals have an important...

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Now is Not the Time for Desperate Data Measures

We hope everyone is staying home and staying safe, as much as possible. Being data-minded, we've of course been following the COVID-19 charts, graphs, and projections closely. Huge amounts of data...

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Providing Meaning - Writing Good Definitions

 

A business glossary is a major component within a data governance initiative.  Glossary entries consist of a name and a functional definition. The purpose of a functional definition is to...

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Start Small with Data Governance

Data governance, while beneficial, is a lot of work.  And many are waiting for that large project to be done but there are many small tasks that can be done to get the data governance initiative...

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