I’ve received a lot of positive feedback on the data governance maturity models series as it provides the high level overview of each model to guide you into adopting one for your program. In this article I’ll go over the Gartner  data governance maturity model. If you’d like to go over the ones covered so

In order to have a successful and fully functioning data governance council/ committee, you need to establish a Terms of Reference (TOR). What is this TOR? It’s a document which outlines the purpose, structure, and roles and sets certain expectations for the members. The details listed in the TOR are are important as the selection of

This article is covering DataFlux data governance maturity model and continuing the series of data governance maturity models as a data governance evaluation tool. Check out these other ones: Stanford Data Governance Maturity Model IBM Data Governance Maturity Model DataFlux Maturity Model Overview: Developed by DataFlux in 2007, it was based on their ten years

In all data visualizations you want to have the user quickly identify the most important information. You might need to draw their attention to an outlier, to a metric that is under-performing or over-performing. This can be done through color, though not only, by applying these principles: 1. Use commonly understood colors We get bombarded

As an educator, speaker, and data governance professional I sometimes get asked, “How can you measure the effectiveness of your data governance program?” From my experience, there are two main ways to do so: Through a data governance scorecard By evaluating it against a data governance maturity model This series of articles is focusing on

Data governance scorecard is another tool for measuring and monitoring the progress of your data governance program. For a quick reminder, the first tool I covered was the maturity model. What is a data governance scorecard? A data governance scorecard is a collection of agreed-upon baseline and metrics reported on a regular basis, usually monthly,

One way of measuring the effectiveness of your data governance program is to assess it against an existing maturity model. This can help by indicating: where you are with the data governance program how you are progressing or not; and what are some of the steps you need to take in order to evolve your

In  “The trifecta of the best data quality management” article, I’ve addressed why a data quality program is needed and what the recurring steps you should always go through are in order to carry on continuous and sustainable efforts to improve and/ or maintain the quality of your data. When it comes to working with the data itself,