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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 is in a Name? Looking at Institutional Research!

I often represent IData at conferences focused on data management and institutional research in the higher education (HE) industry. This spring in my conference travels I noted an increasing number...

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Select Solution That Can Handle Any Data Governance Approach You Use

This post outlines different approaches to data governance and data intelligence and demonstrates how the Data Cookbook solution by IData supports these approaches to data governance.  The approaches...

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Some Data Governance Lessons from Our Clients

At our recent Data Cookbook user group meeting, clients shared over 25 tips on their use of the Data Cookbook in their data governance program. We think these tips from our clients are spot on and we...

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Adult Learning Methods for Data Intelligence and Data Governance Training

Participants in data governance and data literacy programs require training. Adopting adult learning methods in the delivery of training sessions makes the training effective and enjoyable for the...

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Capabilities Necessary in a Data Governance or Data Intelligence Solution

A data governance (or data intelligence) solution is an important component of a data governance program.  The primary purpose ofa data governance solution is to help people at the 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 provided...

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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 detail. ...

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