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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...

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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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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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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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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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