Category Archives: Data Governance

what is a data catalog

What is a data catalog?

The easiest way to understand what a data catalog is to first understand its purpose. For that, let’s take a trip down the memory lane and reminisce about the days of the product catalogs. Does anyone remember the old Macy’s catalogs? It was basically a

comparing data governance

Comparing data governance with HR and Finance

I think that sometimes people still struggle to understand what data governance is. That’s why, when I’m talking about data governance I like to first make a reference to HR and Finance. This is usually when I’m asked what I do for work, what do

what are the benefits of business glossary

What are the business glossary benefits?

In the competitive world today, clearly defining and understanding business terms is the first step to guaranteed success. Incorrect interpretation is causing misunderstandings and increase the risk of having bad information and bad decisions. These, in turn, lead to expensive operational, marketing, sales, procurement mistakes

how a PM governs data

How a project manager governs data and adds value to a brand

Project Managers have a very structured way of conducting activities. This skill is very helpful when managing data governance projects and your intention is to add more value to the expected deliverables, keeping everything else on track. When I was a hired by xMatters I

5 main data roles in data governance

5 main data roles found in data governance programs

I’ve previously wrote about more obscure, though intriguing, data roles I’ve encountered, but I’ve been asked several times to go over the main data roles found in a data governance program. I’ll skip the sometimes dreaded introduction and get straight to it. The 5 main

uncovering data governance maturity models webinar recording

Uncovering data governance maturity models (webinar)

Are you planning to start a data governance program or have started one and want to know how to evolve it? A data governance maturity model might provide you with solutions. I’ve had the pleasure to deliver a webinar for DAMA UK and provide the