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Data Governance Framework: Communication Process

One of the three components of a data governance framework is having a communication process which includes facilitating just-in-time data governance, supporting data governance content activity...

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Planning a Route on Your Data Governance Road Map

Ironically, when we use the phrase "road map" to describe anything other than travel, what we're talking about is not really much of a map, and it generally doesn't even have roads! Instead it has...

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Data Governance Framework: Knowledge Base

One of the three components of the data governance framework is having a knowledge base, a central repository, that is open to all consumers and creators.  This blog post is about who uses a data...

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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...

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Data Governance Framework: Stewardship

One of the three components of a data governance framework is data stewardship which is defining and establishing stewardship.  Stewardship involves people and these individuals have an important...

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Now is Not the Time for Desperate Data Measures

We hope everyone is staying home and staying safe, as much as possible. Being data-minded, we've of course been following the COVID-19 charts, graphs, and projections closely. Huge amounts of data...

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Providing Meaning - Writing Good Definitions

 

A business glossary is a major component within a data governance initiative.  Glossary entries consist of a name and a functional definition. The purpose of a functional definition is to...

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Start Small with Data Governance

Data governance, while beneficial, is a lot of work.  And many are waiting for that large project to be done but there are many small tasks that can be done to get the data governance initiative...

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Learning from Libraries

Change is afoot..... - Those of you who are old enough may remember going to the library and looking up materials in a printed "card catalog," and perhaps going to the shelves and hoping to find...

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Common Language - More on Business Glossaries

Employees spend a great deal of time searching for information.  One tool that organizations must have to save employee time is a business glossary which contains the business terms that employee...

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