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Responsibilities of a Data Governance Leadership and Oversight Committee

Recently we held a webinar regarding responsibilities of a data governance leadership and oversight committee. Feel free to watch the recording here. We thought in this blog post we would cover...

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Key Principles and Thoughts of Writing Good Business Glossary Definitions

In a recent webinar we covered tips for writing great business glossary definitions. Click here to access the recording. In this blog post we thought we would cover some principles and thoughts on...

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Review Your Data Situations

Data governance helps your organization with your typical data situations. This blog post reminds you to review your various data situations (or maybe you call them use cases) and see how they can...

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Where Reference Data Lists are Used

Reference data lists are used from a data governance perspective in a variety of places including definitional, quality, reporting, integration, and standards. Previously we covered what is...

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What is Reference Data

In this blog post we will cover what is reference data by giving some examples and some general guidelines. The most common use of reference data are code values or lookup values. The dropdown...

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Levels of Data System Inventory Complexity

What is it that you want to track in a data system inventory? It’s a lot of information. In this blog post we cover this by discussing the ten levels of data system inventory complexity. They get...

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Various Approaches for Managing Reference Data Lists

There is a potential enormous impact when a reference data list or valid value list is changed. Some changes more than others. And you need to be prepared. But, as a rule, lots of things happen if...

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Data Governance is About Helping People and Guidance

We say that “Data governance is about best practices designed to help people access, understand, connect, protect, and effectively use your organization's data across all systems”. The key words...

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The What and How of Data Lineage

Data at the beginning of the line usually changes by the time it gets to the end of the line.  You need to understand the changes that occur.  All organizations, including higher education...

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Purpose of a Data Governance Assessment

In this blog post we will discuss the purpose of a data governance initiative assessment so that you can create a plan. First, you will need to assess your current situation around data...

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