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Brenda Reeb

Brenda Reeb
Brenda is a consultant in data management, data governance, and the information needs of users. She has over 20 years' experience providing services and solutions in higher education. Brenda has designed and implemented data management policies, established workflows, and created metadata. She is an experienced advocate for data management at all levels of an organization.
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Stakeholders Necessary for a Data Governance Initiative

A stakeholder is a person who holds a vested interest in the success of an initiative. Without their support, the initiative will not succeed. As a group, stakeholders are found at multiple...

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Ownership of Your Data Governance Solution

What does it mean if you have been designated as the person "in charge" of a metadata management solution such as the Data Cookbook? What responsibilities does this entail? What skills are needed?...

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Sources of Definition Content

What are the best sources of definition content for your glossary?  This post discusses several sources including: your most popular reports, pre-existing local glossaries, data dictionaries...

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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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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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Providing Meaning - Writing Good Definitions

 

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

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What Does the Data Steward Do?

 

The data steward role is pivotal for the success of data governance and data intelligence. In a previous post we discussed the 3 data governance roles of steward, owner and custodian.  The...

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Improve Data Quality - Do These Actions Part 2

A data quality program can be any size. Whether large or small, the key thing is to have a plan and to use processes that are predictable and repeatable. A haphazard or unpredictable approach will...

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Improve Data Quality - Do These Actions Part 1

A data quality program can be any size.  Whether large or small, the key thing is to have a plan and to use processes that are predictable and repeatable. A haphazard or unpredictable approach...

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Data Governance Roles: Steward, Owner and Custodian

 

Data governance (also called data intelligence) consists of processes and tasks that staff perform within their organization. When these activities are executed well, all data users enjoy easier...

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