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Review Your Data Situations

Data governance helps your organization with your typical data situations. This blog post reminds you to review your various data situations (or maybe you call them use cases) and see how they can...

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Where Reference Data Lists are Used

Reference data lists are used from a data governance perspective in a variety of places including definitional, quality, reporting, integration, and standards. Previously we covered what is...

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What is Reference Data

In this blog post we will cover what is reference data by giving some examples and some general guidelines. The most common use of reference data are code values or lookup values. The dropdown...

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Various Approaches for Managing Reference Data Lists

There is a potential enormous impact when a reference data list or valid value list is changed. Some changes more than others. And you need to be prepared. But, as a rule, lots of things happen if...

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Data Governance is About Helping People and Guidance

We say that “Data governance is about best practices designed to help people access, understand, connect, protect, and effectively use your organization's data across all systems”. The key words...

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Key Elements of Data Governance Success

There are five key elements (goals, buy-in, content, process, champions) that we say are needed for data governance success for organizations which we will cover in this blog post as well as...

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Better, Inexpensive Way to Establish Data Governance in Higher Education

We are a firm believer of just-in-time data governance.  In this blog post we will cover less expensive, better ways to do data governance over the more typical (and more costly) ways. 

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How to Improve Your Institutional Reporting

Reporting can always be improved.  It is often not the reporting technology being used that is the problem.  Usually it comes down to people and processes.  In this post we share some thoughts on...

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Achieving Successful Reporting is Not a Technology Problem

While some higher education institutions have been successful with a wide range of reporting tools, many others struggle with the same tools. We feel it is because institutional reporting problems...

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Fit Data Governance into Your Higher Education Institution's Culture

In this blog post we’ll discuss the institution culture that will maximize the benefit of data governance at all levels. And that data governance needs to be a part of your institution’s culture.

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