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Data Governance Challenges: Executing

Feb 24, 2017 2:30:43 PM   Datasource

Topics: Data Governance, Blog

Data Governance Implementation


By: Datasource

So far in this series on Data Governance, we’ve covered four critical elements including:

Data Governance Challenges: Understanding the Problem

Data Governance Challenges: Strategy

Data Governance Challenges: Organizing

Data Governance Challenges: Communicating

If you’ve missed any of these articles, feel free to follow the links above.

In this article, the final article in the series, we’ll cover your Data Governance Execution and Implementation plan. This is where the rubber truly hits the road. So, without further ado, let’s jump right into the fifth section on Data Governance – Data Governance Execution and Implementation Plan.

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Data Governance Challenges: Communicating

Feb 24, 2017 2:30:23 PM   Datasource

Topics: Data Governance, Blog

Data Governance Communicating & Marketing


By: Datasource

A Data Governance Program is a long term project that will completely alter the way data is processed at your company.  Building momentum, gaining a following and showing successes will be critical for your long term success.  Therefore, it’s a good practice to work with the marketing team to develop a marketing plan for your Data Governance Program.

Listed below are four separate tips for communicating your Data Governance Program to the masses.

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Data Governance Challenges: Organizing

Feb 24, 2017 2:29:59 PM   Datasource

Topics: Data Governance, Blog

Data Governance Organizing


By: Datasource

How visible is your Data Governance program?  Do you have the right levels of support to effectively drive your program?  Does everyone in the organization know what is transpiring around them?  Part four of our continuing series on Data Governance focuses on establishing the Data Governance Council and involving the right key players to help drive the Data Governance initiative.  Having the right key players on your team will help shine a spot light on the Data Governance program and sustain the momentum.

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Data Governance Challenges: Strategy & Planning

Feb 24, 2017 2:29:39 PM   Datasource

Topics: Data Governance, Blog

Strategy & Planning

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By: Datasource

Welcome to Part 3 in our multi-part series focused on Data Governance.  In our previous article titled Data Governance Challenges: Understanding the Problemwe focused heavily on how to identify pain points, ways to understand the business value, and how to improve the overall program focus.  In this article, we’ll continue with the next step for a Data Governance program and outline and developing the overall Data Governance strategy. This section will also cover one of the most pressing issues which is where to find the money for your Data Governance Program.

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Data Governance Best Practices

Feb 24, 2017 2:29:04 PM   Datasource

Topics: Data Governance, Blog

Data Governance Best Practices


By: Datasource

Data Governance programs can be fraught with obstacles and hurdles; however, as mentioned in the first article in our Data Governance series, Data Governance Framework, Data Governance is a key component to any company that truly wants to leverage the full value of their data.

In an effort to help you build and receive the most benefit from your Data Governance Program, we’ve put together this article on the Top 20 Data Governance Best Practices.

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Data Governance Framework

Jan 31, 2017 3:28:00 PM   Datasource

Topics: Data Governance, Program Management, Blog

Five Components of a Solid Data Governance Program


By: Datasource

Data Governance is a key component to any company that wants to leverage the full value of their data.  A solid Data Governance framework helps ensure quality, reduces risk, and establishes and reiterates best practices.

At Datasource Consulting, we look at Data Governance Programs as an evolution. We believe there are five critical elements to develop a solid framework for a Data Governance Program.

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Data Governance Challenges: Understanding the Problem

Jan 27, 2017 3:44:00 PM   Datasource

Topics: Data Governance, Program Management, Blog

Understanding the Problem


By: Datasource

As outlined in the first article of the series, Data Governance Framework: Five Essential Components of a Solid Data Governance Program, Data Governance is a key component for many organizations.  However, many companies don’t know where to start. At Datasource Consulting, we manage and build Data Governance Programs for many of our clients and frequently start by understanding the Data Governance challenges facing their organization.

(FYI – Would you like us to evaluate and fine tune your current Data Governance Program?  Please call us at 888-453-2624 or complete the form on our contact us page.)

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How to Integrate Business Data with Business/IT Partnerships

Nov 21, 2016 9:43:35 AM   Nancy Couture

Topics: Data Governance, Data Integration, Program Management, Blog

Continuing with the theme of business / IT partnerships, another example I’ve been involved in is integrating business data into an IT managed environment – in this case, an enterprise data warehouse. 

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Don’t Treat Data Like An Asset

Jul 7, 2016 7:00:00 AM   Datasource

Topics: Data Governance, Program Management, Blog

It has been ringing in our ears for years – incessant voices of the data pundits, professionals and practitioners encouraging us to treat data as an asset. With the recent big hype around big data, the voices only grow louder and well, bigger. As someone with a peculiar enthusiasm for business data who has spent nearly 30 years helping organizations optimize the value of their information, I have been one of those voices. We think this asset-oriented thinking will encourage organizations to treat data better, wring more value from it and place a financial value on it. We have been mistaken and it’s time to change our tune. We do data a disservice when we encourage others to treat it like an asset – it is so very much more than that.

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Data Delivery Dysfunction - The Diagnosis

Jul 1, 2016 2:48:00 PM   Datasource

Topics: Data Governance, Blog

The following came out of some corner of my oddball brain where characters like Hector Bison, a corporate Business Intelligence Director and Doctor Data carry on somewhat amusing conversations about Data Delivery Dysfunction. The following takes place in an exclusive, remote Data Crisis Clinic (DCC) clinic where business and IT leaders are treated with the utmost discretion and tell the truth about their actual experience and results working with their organizations to deliver the right data, to the right people, at the right time to enable the right decisions. Any similarity to real persons or organizations living, dead, or in some zombie-like state is purely coincidental.

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