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80% Preparation, 20% Misinterpretation: Citizen Data Science in the Context of No Governance

This post is inspired by two pieces of terminology that have seemingly been everywhere this year, and one factoid that’s been circulating for years. One term is “self-service business intelligence,”...

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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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System Integration Challenges

There are many challenges in integrating 2 data systems.  In this post we will cover the following challenges: lack of skills, lack of money, lack of resources, poor communication/planning, after...

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Back to Basics - What Goes Into a Business Glossary

Recently we discussed the differences between a business glossary and a data dictionary, and why you are likely to need both at your organization. In this post we want to delve more deeply into the...

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Integration Best Practices After Go Live

Integration between data systems is a key part of data management. As more data systems are used in an organization, system integrations are becoming even more critical. Data system exchanges...

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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 Responsibilities at All Levels

Building a culture that fosters data quality is the job of everyone in your higher education institution, from front line staff in various functional departments such as admissions and advancement to...

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Back to Basics - Data Dictionary vs. Business Glossary

Having accessible knowledge is an important part of data governance and we thought in this post (and in upcoming posts) we would go back to the basics. Topic this time: is “What is the difference...

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Brainstorming About Data Quality

Data quality can be improved at any organization including higher education institutions. And it is a team effort with thoughts from many. To do this, we suggest getting individuals into a room...

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Internal Communication Regarding Data Quality

Internal communication is a key process in the success of a data quality program at a higher education institution. To build trust in your data you want to be as transparent as possible regarding...

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