Practical Data Governance: Implementation

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Learn how to establish and implement your data governance program. Templates included!

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Practical Data Governance: Implementation

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Here's what you can expect from this course.

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Data governance can mean different things to different people so let's ensure we are on the same page with what it represents.

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A look at the type of benefits that data governance brings to an organization.

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Performing Initial Assessment

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Feel less overwhelmed by understanding the drivers of your data governance program so you know where to set your focus.

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Learn how to do an ad-hoc assessment of your current environment, including the main pain points, people, technology, etc. Includes example of a workshop to conduct.

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A way to track the sources of your data and a high level data flow from your key systems and databases.

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A second way of assessing your environment and figuring out the next steps is through a data governance maturity model. Find out what it is.

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Getting Buy-In

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The 4 things you need to include in your business case in order to increase your chances for success.

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Here is the criteria in selecting a sponsor along with 4 important recommendations on how to select and secure them.

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Program Setup Steps

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Learn what to include in the data governance program scope document to help you get on track and define its scope and outline the many things that will influence it. TEMPLATE included.

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Here's why you need to setup a set of guiding principles for your program, plus plenty of examples to choose from.

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Here is how you should set the focus of your data governance program in order to ensure it will become enterprise-wide.

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How to build a data domain model. Real-life examples included.

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An overview of the typical data governance organizational framework and how its different bodies and groups interact with one another.

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How to find, identify, and assign data stewards to support the efforts of your data governance program.

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Data Governance Council

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Overview of what's expected of the data governance council.

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Here are the must-have and nice-to-have members and roles, and who should have voting rights.

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In order for the council to function to the best of its abilities, the terms of reference need to be established. Here's what you should outline. TEMPLATE and examples included.

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Here are some best practices you should follow, along with recommendations and advice on how to best manage this executive body.

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Why metrics are important, plus the type of metrics you should start creating.

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The kind of progress metrics to create with plenty of examples to choose from for your program.

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The type of impact metrics to create along with many examples to choose from.

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How to create a data governance scorecard and what to include in it. Other examples of metrics and KPIs are included here.

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Some data concepts for data governance to align us with the best practices to follow.

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What is a data policy and where to look for in order to create them. Examples included.

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The considerations to have for a data policy and to create one. TEMPLATE and example included.

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What are data standards and rules and how to create them. TEMPLATE and examples included.

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The type of processes and workflows to create for your data governance program. Examples included.

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What to consider when selecting a tool for managing and simplifying aspects of data governance.

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A quick overview of the business glossary, an important deliverable of data governance.

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An overview of the data dictionary and why it's an important artifact to have.

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An overview of the data catalog and why it is important.

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Why we need to practice change management and the different options that we can take for it. Plus the communication, knowledge, and rewards aspect of change management.

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An overview of a communication plan with a lot of examples on how it can be filled out. TEMPLATE included.

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The data governance handbook as an important change management and training tool. TEMPLATE included.

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Regardless of the change management model that you adopt, here are some change management best practices to follow.

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A 3 stage plan for how to tackle your data governance program implementation.

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Here are the typical type of people that you will face as a data governance practitioner, how to identify them and how to best manage them.

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Thanking you, getting feedback and your certificate.

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About the teacher

George Firican

George Firican is the Director of Data Governance and Business Intelligence at the University of British Columbia, which is ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. His passion for data led him towards award-winning program implementations in the data governance, data quality, and business intelligence fields. Due to his desire for continuous improvement and knowledge sharing, he founded LightsOnData, a website which offers free templates, definitions, best practices, articles and other useful resources to help with data governance and data management questions and challenges. He also has over twelve years of project management and business/technical analysis experience in the higher education, fundraising, software and web development, and e-commerce industries.

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