We have a great deal of resources related to a variety of topics in data governance (or what we call data intelligence). Topics include: Getting Started with Data Governance, Trust in Your Data, Just-in-Time Data Governance and Reporting/Analytics (related to data governance). This blog post mentions these topics and then links you over to our vast resources on the topic including blog posts, videos, and recorded webinars. Additional topics will be added to this blog post as they become available.
Getting Started with Data Governance
Data governance is not easy. There is a lot of components to it. There is a lot of content. You need a framework and hopefully have tools in place. You need a group of individuals to make it happen. So, how do you get started? Find out in our library of resources.
Getting Trust in Your Data
Having trust in your data is critical at your organization. That is why data governance is so important as it leads to this trust by those that are using the data. Trust in the data leads to effective decision making. Building trust is done by having the right people and processes in place. And it takes time and a variety of steps. So, how do you get this trust? Find out in our library of resources.
Just-in-Time Data Governance
We are firm believers that organizations should practice just-in-time data governance which has an empowered committee to handle policy and vision as well as empowered individuals (data stewards) to handle simple and small day-to-day data governance tasks. The goals of just-in-time data governance include: giving people access to the information they need to use data appropriately and effectively when they need it, supporting direct and immediate involvement of all necessary data stakeholders, where needed in the data processes, providing data users ways to report problems or request information, establishing data governance processes that foster collaboration, communication, and sharing, creating tools (such as workflows) that notify and alert people when there are changes to data (such as reference data) that have impact on their work, focusing on facilitating the use of data not stopping the use by providing guidance, keeping it simple by not creating complicated processes or unnecessary layers of approvals. So, interested in learning more about just-in-time data governance? Find out in our library of resources.
Reporting/Analytics (related to data governance)
If you do not have trust in your data, then you will not have trust in your reports and your analytic efforts. These efforts are very connected with the data governance/intelligence efforts. Critical reports need to be documented in a report catalog or data processing catalog (we call this documentation specifications). So, want to learn more about the interaction between reporting/analytics and data governance/intelligence? Find out in our library of resources.
If data is part of your day-to-day activities, then please take advantage of these resources that we have created over the past few years during our time of implementing data governance solutions for our customers. Hope you found these resources useful. Feel free to check out our data governance resources page by clicking here.
IData has a solution, the Data Cookbook, that can aid the employees and the organization in its data governance, data intelligence, data stewardship and data quality initiatives. IData also has experts that can assist with data governance, reporting, integration and other technology services on an as needed basis. Feel free to contact us and let us know how we can assist.