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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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What Does the Data Steward Do?

 

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

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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 will...

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Data Governance Roles: Steward, Owner and Custodian

 

Data governance consists of processes and tasks that staff perform within their organization. When these activities are executed well, all data users enjoy easier and faster access to the data they...

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Data Quality Issues

In an earlier post we covered components of a data quality programdata quality rules and data quality assessments.  The last post in this Data Quality series recommends a process to address data...

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Assess Data Quality Within Data Systems

In an earlier post we covered components of a data quality program and data quality rules.  Today I want to discuss data quality assessment or measurement.  

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Data Quality Rules

In an earlier post I described the components of a data quality program.  Today I want to discuss one of those components - data quality rules and a catalog to organize the rules.  A data quality...

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Data Quality Programs

Data quality is critical at institutions such as universities.  This post, one in a series on data quality, introduces data quality programs. Learn about the tasks involved and the benefits of a data...

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Data, Data Everywhere in Higher Education

No one can argue  that the amount of data at a higher education institution is increasing -  and it is located both on premise and in the cloud.  The number of types of systems is increasing.  In...

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What to Store in a Data Systems Inventory

It is critical to know where your data resides.  Therefore, it is necessary to  inventory all of the data systems used at the institution.  This post  discusses what to include in an inventory.  The...

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