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Best Sources of Business Glossary Content

This blog post suggests the best sources of definition content and ways to determine what should be defined. The sources are existing popular reports, pre-existing local glossaries, data dictionaries...

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Lets Talk Data Governance Committee

In this blog post we will be discussing data governance or data intelligence committees (or whatever your organization calls it). Sometimes these committees are ineffective. There is nothing wrong...

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Data Governance is for Offense and for Defense

An organization must concern itself with regulatory challenges (defense) as well as adapt to changing market demands, different situations, and new competition (offense). In American Football and...

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Data Governance Content Creation Methods

There are many methods to create data governance content at an organization. Some methods are easier than others. Some methods require a great deal of human touch whiles others do not. Some methods...

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Taking a Customer Service Approach to Data Governance and Data Intelligence

In this blog post we will discuss that organizations should take a customer service and just-in-time approach to data governance and data intelligence. Your organization needs to realize that despite...

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Understanding Data Governance Points of Engagement

Value is only added if there is engagement with the data governance-related content that supports your organization’s goal. This blog post will discuss the points of engagement (or entry) with data...

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Getting Data Steward Acceptance

Very few organizations have all the technical and functional data stewards in place to handle the ever-increasing data-related questions and requests. Therefore, a search for new data stewards is...

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Help Desk Approach to Data Governance

Think about data governance like you do about tech support or a help desk (ticketing) system, which is something that most of you are very familiar with. In this blog post we will discuss how they...

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The Concept of Data Governance Implementation Iterations

In this blog post we will discuss the concept of data governance implementation iterations as well as content creation prioritization and the unexpected return in trust. This involves framework,...

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Data Governance is No Binder on a Shelf

In this blog post we will discuss how data governance and data intelligence is something that is on-going and not a project that is done and put on the shelf somewhere. Data governance content...

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Content Creation and Data Governance Adoption

We often hear that organizations were not able to get adoption of data governance or get people to use the knowledge base. In this blog post we will discuss how content creation is key to adoption of...

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Data Governance Content Versioning

In this blog post we will discuss the benefits of versioning for your data governance and data intelligence content (such as report specifications, business glossary, technical definitions, and data...

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Data Governance Content Operations

There is a great deal of data governance content that needs to be managed and curated. This requires operations. You probably have a goal to increase your data governance content on a regular basis....

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Data Governance Oversight Team Responsibilities

For data governance and data intelligence success, an organization must have a data governance oversight and management team or committee (team) in place. This team is the champion for data...

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Data Intelligence is Change for the Better

A data intelligence or data governance initiative at an organization involves change and is not easy to perform. Acknowledge that change is difficult. You understand that it is complex to implement...

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Get Your Data Sharing Agreements in Order

Organizations and communities are strengthened when there is collaboration of data. And that requires data sharing agreements (DSAs). An organization must achieve a culture of open and transparent...

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Remember: Don't Forget Your Data Cleanup

Periodically, you will want to modify or remove data in your organization that is incorrect, incomplete, improperly formatted, unnecessary, or duplicated. To do this you want to clean your data....

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Updated Key Elements of Data Intelligence Success

There are six key elements (goals, roadmap, buy-in, content, process, and champions) that we say are needed for organizational data governance (and data intelligence) success. We will cover these key...

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What is Just-in-Time Data Intelligence?

We have used the term Just-in-Time Data Governance in the past and over time realized that this is not the correct terminology to use. We now call it Just-in-Time Data Intelligence which is a...

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Discover and Know Your Data

Data is an important asset at all organizations – no matter what their business, their size, or their structure. Without data, an organization would not exist, so the decisions made about data are...

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Agile Just-in-Time Data Governance is the Way to Go

We are a firm believer in just-in-time data governance (or as we also call it, data intelligence) which is very agile. The agile methodology has radically transformed the process of software...

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Connected Data Governance Content Increases Benefit

You have all this data governance (data intelligence) content (definitions, specifications, data dictionary items, business glossary items, data system inventory, data quality rules, etc.). All this...

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Purpose of a Data Governance Assessment

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

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How (Framework) and What (Content) of Data Governance

When we talk about best practices in data governance (or data intelligence), we separate it into two main areas: framework (the how) and content (the what). This blog post will discuss these 2 areas...

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Sources of Definition Content

What are the best sources of definition content for your glossary? This post discusses several sources including: your most popular reports, pre-existing local glossaries, data dictionaries provided...

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