Deciding what the operating model your organization will adopt is part of the initial steps in setting up your data governance program. Why? The most important reasons I see are the fact that:  It outlines how your program will operate Sets the expectations of escalation and decision making as well as program oversight Provides the …read more

Data governance can be a topic of hardship for any enterprise without such a program, but also with one in the works or at different maturity stages. There are a lot of success factors which need to be met to coast through and achieve a highly mature data governance program while the variables keep changing. …read more

I’m a strong believer that communication is one of the vital ingredients for any successful implementation and deployment of a Business Intelligence, Data Governance or overall Data Management program.  Your Business Intelligence, Data Governance or Data Management strategy should have a communication plan as one of its deliverables. If you haven’t done one already or …read more

Templates for data models can be found for different industries, such as education and learning, healthcare, energy and utilities, banking and financial markets, insurance, telecommunications, retail, aviation, and more others. As a quick FYI, these are often put together by standards bodies or vendors of different systems and databases. They can also go by different …read more

In any domain in any organization, great dashboards are valuable not only because they can sum up important information and offer a single view of data, but also because they are simple to use and offer a quick, unambiguous way to draw meaningful conclusions from data. Developing and designing such powerful dashboards does not come …read more

Having accurate and current addresses for your constituents is one of the most important thing in your database. You’re using this information to engage with them, solicit them, inform them, communicate with them, and learn more about them in order to develop and evolve a two-way relationship. So why don’t we then have good addresses? …read more

Part 2: This is the second and final article on tools for managing your report inventory. For the first article, please read “Tools for managing your report inventory (Part 1 of 2)“. 4. Data governance tool Dedicated data governance tools can track information about reports as individual elements in a data dictionary or business glossary, but these …read more

If you’ve already started or planning to start a data governance program to support your data quality improvement goals, you need a structured way of tracking your data quality issues and their status. There are different ways of doing this, of course, with either the help of dedicated data quality tools, or incident management and …read more

MacGyver is one of North America’s biggest pop-culture heroes. With a can-do attitude, MacGyver was the problem solver we all wanted to be, overcoming challenges and successfully resolving any dire situation he was thrown in. Here are 10 ways you came become the MacGyver of data governance in your organization. #1 Understand the drivers Why …read more