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Various Methods of Adding Business Glossary Definitions

A key goal of data governance is to increase data literacy and trust. And a business glossary is important in delivering this goal. But organizations have a challenge in updating the business...

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Apply Data Governance Best Practices to Technology Projects

Let's discuss some ways that you can apply data governance best practices to your technology project and in an efficient way. Technology projects could include conversion to a new ERP solution,...

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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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Wealth of Resources on Data Governance and Data Intelligence Topics and Components

We have a great deal of resources (blog posts, videos, and recorded webinars)  related to a variety of topics and components in data governance (or what we call data intelligence). Topics include: ...

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Make Your Business Glossary Dynamic

A business glossary is important for any organization as it is used by such individuals as business users, self-service users, data architects, department managers, new employees, and data governance...

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Doing More with Your Data Starts with Asking Better Questions About It

Over the past few months, we have explored the concept of data literacy in an individual and organizational capacity. Organizations are being pushed to be more data-centric just to keep up with the...

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Need Help with Your Data Dictionaries and Definitions? Here are Some Resources

Data dictionaries and definitions are an important content item in data governance (or as we call it data intelligence). These dictionary items and definitions are important to all organizations as...

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Need Help with Your Business Glossary? Here are Some Resources to Help

Business glossaries are an important content item in data governance (or as we call it data intelligence). Therefore business glossaries are important to all organizations as it allows staff to speak...

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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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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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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 "uniqueness...

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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 detail....

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Start Small with Data Governance

Data governance (also called data intelligence), 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...

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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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Resources for the Many Components of Data Governance

Data governance (or what we call data intelligence) consists of many components including data system inventory, data request, data stewardship, reference data, data lineage, business glossary, data...

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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 (or also called data intelligence) and we thought in this post (and in upcoming posts) we would go back to the basics. Topic this...

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