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Testimonials from previous students:

Best Course on Business Glossary

Found you on Youtube and was able to quickly applying what was learned on the job. This course also came at the perfect time as I am in the process of brining in a Business Glossary to my organization.

Bryan Gonzalez
Sr. Business Analyst

Great Foundation

Thank you for a great comprehensive foundation to the field of Data Governance, it was just what I needed to give me the foundational knowledge to build on.

I think this course gave a great foundation for Data Governance. Speaking from someone who albeit a programmer had no experience in the field of Data Governance.

Ricky Brown
Pet Supplies Plus

Rare and valuable course!

This is the first course I found on Data Governance that I really understood and could imagine myself implementing it while viewing the videos. Other courses only give you disorganized information that you don't know how to use, but this one is certainly a must have. Thanks George!

Oscar Zeledon Masis
Assistant Vice President

Great course

Great overview of the different methodologies.

Patricio Cofre
EY Partner

Great tips and insights

Very interesting course on the practice of starting a data governance program, with great tips and insights from the perspective of a program manager.

Pierre-Alain Genilloud
Senior Expert

Worth every penny

I am so glad that I found this course from George's videos on Youtube. The content was excellent and the perfect amount of time for each module. It allowed for me to fit it into my busy work and parenting schedule and get done in a timely manner. I like George's teaching style it makes the content easy to take in, understand and adopt. We are just starting our data governance program and I feel this course will help steer us in the right direction and course correct from where we currently are. I will definitely be recommending this course to my other coworkers and anyone else I know on a data governance journey.

Tracey Jean
Data Governance Lead

This is refreshing

I took the 'Data Governance Maturity Model' course from LightsOnData to brush up on Data Governance topics since I had been more focused on the Data Quality side for a couple of years. I also wanted to see what I might have been missing, given that there are a large number of models out there. Maturity Models are back in fashion - if you are a consultant - your clients will expect you to have one to recommend or use during an engagement. If you are a client - you are going to be 'sold' one - so you might as well get an overview of what’s out there.

You likely can't spend time researching all of the Maturity Models, and you certainly won't do that research on your own for better value than the $250 price of this course. George Firican has a relaxed teaching style the suits the content, and you can tell he knows what he is talking about. He inserts a little humor but not so much as to make it comical. This is refreshing because there's a lot of fluff out there right now in training by people who like to make a lot of noise but don't have much substance to bring beyond catchphrases.

George starts with the origins of Maturity Models and why there are scores of them now used in various industries and disciplines. He then dives into eight models that have a specific focus on Data Governance. George doesn’t try to push one model over the other. He even admits and provides backup as to why Maturity Models are hardly scientific, are subjective, and can be very similar. Instead, he spends the later lessons explaining how you might choose one, tips on using them to assess your organization, and considerations for benchmarking.

I took away that none of them are 'bad.' Model selection might be more a factor of whether you are going to use them yourself or whether you are choosing a consultant who only uses that model. Either way, you get plenty in the overview course to be dangerous. Finally, George provides a good set of links throughout the course if you want to delve further. Based on taking this course, I have also purchased the Business Glossary course from Lights on Data. It's next up on my weekend learning agenda.

David Finlay
Product Master Data Governor

Very enjoyable and informative course on implementing Data Governance with great templates

I really enjoyed the course, so much really useful information for the practical implementation of Data Governance, in particular really great templates. I also really like the emphasis on the people side, change management and how to manage different types of people.

Data Architect


I loved the amount of knowledge this course gave me. The delivery was so easy to comprehend and follow along. The short videos for each module was perfect for segmenting each topic and allowed me to take notes in between.

I can't wait to apply what I've learned and add more value to the organisation I work for.

Rachel McCranor
Reporting and Data Management Officer

A well structured, complete and pleasant online course

I really appreciated to follow the online course on Data Governance Maturity Models. The course is very well structured: as well on content level as in format, short videos which stimulate you each time to watch the next one. The explications of George are very clear and pleasant to listen to. The content is stuffed with practical tips and his own experiences. On top of that there are extra texts and links to interesting information and documents. It really helped me to have a good overview of all types of Data Governance Maturity Models and how to understand their value.

Leen Poppeliers

A great and very comprehensive course

Thank you, George - this was a great and very comprehensive course!

Sarah Kono
Strategic Manager

Great course

Thank you for making this great course. I have learned many new things which will become very helpful.

Jörn Ishikawa
Data Governance Manager

I recommend it 100%

This is a good course to learn in a structured method with very crisp and clear and simple explanations of terms concepts along with very useful templates.

I recommend it 100% to anyone wants to start their data governance journey. Thank you so much for designing the course so well.

Bhavani Purighalla
BI Manager

Insightful overview of a large range of DG/DM Maturity Models

Following your request, I am answering your questions above, and include a final remark at the bottom. breadth: positively surprised me, and I really like the chronological order length: positively surprised me, the 23(!) 5-15 min videos makes it easy to go through quality of the content: high. Easy to see the time-effort invested in the compilation + editing Lessons learned: good. Suggest to add an indication of what Models you have used under what circumstances, and what adaptions may have become common in your experience. Teaching style: good to follow, and I like the objective and unbiased coverage of content.

Course helped me:

  • Understand the variety of Maturity Models
  • Confirmed my own interpretation of the usage / adaptation-need of models.
  • And also guided me in the need to understand more of the CMMI model (my preference, because the 5 Categories will resonate with Exec level, while the 25 process areas will resonate with higher mid-level = where the actions are required).

I recommend this course, because for the $-investment, you receive a comprehensive and holistic overview of maturity models that I could never have compiled myself in the amount of time measured in $-investment. So especially as independent Sr Project Manager, this is very very useful.

Koen van der Maarl
Independant Sr Project Manager

Such a comprehensive content

Thank you for a very well organized and presented course, with a rich outline, examples and advices we can actually use in our line of work. I was not prepared for such a comprehensive content with regards to maturity models, and this is just because I was not exposed to an overview like the one you presented here, and did not measure the extent of insight a maturity models brings for an organization. I will definitely use those concepts from now on, even if I am not starting a data governance program implementation. I think their benefits go beyond the data governance.
And if you have more courses, I will be here!

Viviana Bancu
Systems Analyst

Great course!

I really liked the business glossary course, it was very informative and easy to follow and I liked the level of detail provided. As my organization is starting on our glossary we were struggling with what to include, this course has helped us decide on what to include and how to move forward. Based on the knowledge and value of this course I have recommended it to some of my colleagues.

Tracey Jean
Data Governance Lead

A very well structured course

If you believe that a Business Glossary should be part of your organization, this course is a perfect starting point for anyone wanting to know more about how to get started, design and implement it and keep it running. Very well structured course and easy to adapt material.

Michael Bendixen
Data Management & Business Analytics Lead

Just what I needed.

I am new to Data Governance. I have watched numerous videos on the subject but this course fits my learning style perfectly. I like the fact that each video length is not too long. I particularly like the fact that I have access to templates which I can use. This course gives me the confidence to seek a Data Governance role. I have already recommended the course to a friend who wanted to learn about Data Governance.

Solution Architect

Insightful and practical

This has been the most insightful Data Governance course I have taken till date. Having worked in Data Governance for a while, I love that I could relate with a lot of the examples and some of the steps outlined are what I could have used in my role for better outcomes. I will recommend this course to every Data Governance enthusiast or professional looking for some improvements or best practices in their Data Governance implementation.

Oyinlola Oresanya
Senior Data Governance Consultant

Includes everything you need to build, launch and maintain a Business Glossary

My biggest struggle was trying to get the Business Glossary off the ground after pausing the efforts on it several times in the past 6 months. There were too many factors to consider and we didn't want to just launch a "good enough" tool.

I took the "in-person" version of this course and it has changed everything for me. It provided me with the clear steps that I needed to take in order to see this project through and the guidelines and best practices needed to ensure the content of the glossary is great and that our colleagues are using it.

I would recommend the Business Glossary course, because it includes everything you need to build, launch and maintain a Business Glossary or enhance the one that you have. Plus a lot of great know-how on how it fits in with a data dictionary and a data catalog.

Gabriel Reyes
Data Steward

Best course for Data Governance

Hands down, the best course for Data Governance.

Brian G
Finance Data Steward

Soo many maturity models

This is a great overview of a large number of maturity models out there and some good advice on selecting the appropriate model for the organisation and also tips in terms of the cost involved in the assessment. I didn’t realise there are that many models.

Data Architect


This course gives great structure to the data governance thought process.

Raghavendran Rao
Enterprise Architect

Great Stuff

Thanks for this course. To the point. Concise. Well communicated. Good voice and tone. Nice illustrations. Good content. Very well explained.

Orville Zichterman
Data Management Consultant

A great course!

This course was thoughtfully designed to help people understand data governance from scratch. George used illustrations that make each concept stick to the brain. Overall, it is a great course.

Quadri Ibrahim
Data Governance Analyst

Business Glossary: what you need to know

The online business glossary course gives a well-structured overview on all relevant topics to be aware of when starting to deal with a business glossary. The lessons are easy to follow, full of helpful hints and tips and best practice examples. Some good templates are provided. Having in mind the range of data governance activities, the creation of a business glossary is foundational. Only with a unique language for business terms, the same understanding of their meanings, data management can be done effectively. It doesn´t matter if it is on data reports, data quality rules, master data management, data integration or whatever data topic of interest: a good business glossary supports a common language for the business and prevents friction losses in data management. This course shows how a good business glossary can be built to support data governance and data management.

Christiana Klingenberg
Principal Business Consultant Master Data Management

Very detailed course and helpful templates!

I have watched many of the LOD videos on Youtube. I feel that this course was great on the level of implementation.
In some cases, it did feel as though we were just receiving a number of bullet points as opposed to fully fleshed-out concepts, but this might be my view only because I am completely new to this field.

Very detailed course and helpful templates!

Simiso Dlodlo
Project Officer

Very informative

At present time this lesson is outside of my scope of work, but it was very informative as I have always heard about maturity models but didn't know there were so many and how they differed. I will definitely be keeping these lessons in mind when and if I am involved in these discussions in my organization. Loved how thorough and informative these lessons were. Thanks Again.

Tracey Jean
Data Governance Lead

Great coverage and well articulated

Excellent coverage on the various aspects on Data Governance , the topics are arranged well for consumption and well supported presentation .

Mahesh Rayappa Gundakalle
Head Data Engineering

Excellent course

Excellent course, I really enjoyed the practical aspects of the course and it clearly helps to set up a direction in an organization willing to take Data Management practices to the next level. Thank you!

Victor Adafinoaiei
Senior IT Audit Manager

Very helpful and practical

Indeed I found this course very helpful and practical. I am already using insights for this on my Data Governance program.

Audry Ayivor
Project Manager

I recommend this course to others

To be honest, I have watched a lot of videos on YouTube and read many articles, but still was still feeling something is missing. I have learned plenty things from this awesome course, since the stuff being taught is extremely useful for people who have heard and at least have high level understanding about Data Governance Program/Project.

Azer Baghirov
Financial Expert

Clear, concise, and so well delivered!

Thank you so much for this brilliant course! My organization is just starting a Data Governance program (literally just scratching the surface!) and the whole concept is very overwhelming.

Your course was clear, concise, and so well delivered! I feel like I have a great starting point and really good first steps.
Thank you for all of your resources (this course, YouTube, the podcast, etc.). This information is invaluable!

Lauren Fulthorpe
Prospect Management & Research Officer

Excellent course highly recommended

Excellent course highly recommended. From the first session George captivates by his teaching ability. His shared experience adds value to the course. I like this analogy, it's like running a 10K marathon with a great coach. Thank you George for the great course that has helped me a lot and I am already applying these concepts at work.

Luis Martin Grados Salinas
Data Managment Lead

I would highly recommend it

This course is the A to Z of how to build a great Business Glossary. It covers everything you need to know and also the things to avoid. After attending this course I was able to use the material to create the right Business Glossary for my company and we are now able to ensure our definitions are accurate and complete.

I would highly recommend it, whether you’re just starting out building a new Glossary, or if you already have a Business Glossary that needs to be improved.

Claire Laws
Data Governance

Recommend it to others

I found the course provided a very well rounded foundation in Data Governance that I can take forward with me. Very glad I took this course and I would recommend it to others as well.

R Brown

Great course!

Frankly speaking, 3 months ago, I did know nothing about the Data Governance Program and topics related to it. However, thanks to this course and the course which I took previously (Practical Data Governance: Implementation), now, I became a person who could support this program within the organization. So, what is the next? Next is the course about Business Glossary, which I waited for with big passion. Hope it will be also at the level it is expected to be. Mr. Firican, huge thanks for these great courses, which I enjoyed and it lightened my way to Data Governance.

Azer Baghirov
Management Information System Expert

Business Glossary Course - incredibly useful

I really enjoyed the course. George shares a lot of his experience, which is invaluable when you don’t have the experience yourself and helps avoid common pitfalls. He provides a lot of information that can help to get buy-in and then get started with a business glossary. I like and think it’s really important to consider the change management aspect too, not just the business glossary itself, and George provides really useful information on that too.

Connie H
Data Architect

Enjoyed the course

I enjoyed the course and appreciate the lessons learned as well.

Lauren S
Data Strategist

I've gained so much knowledge

During this course I have gained much knowledge about Data Governance and I as a part of team member for project this was very useful and documents provided was really helpful. Overall I am happy!

Revathi. P
HR Systems and Workforce Analyst

Concise, useful, and easy to grasp

I actually learned more practical, clear to apply concepts, hands-on tools than when I read the DAMA DMBOK2. This course is an accelerator on actualizing the benefits of having Data Governance in the organization. In my first two weeks in my new role as a Data Management Executive, I've used the course's basic concepts, metrics & KPIs, and tools deployment & selection lessons in shaping our roadmap towards becoming an insight-driven organization. Because of this, our top management now fully supports our key data initiatives e.g. Single Source of Truth, DM Fundamentals ( Enterprise Business Glossary and Data Catalog, Data Quality Management).

At first, I wasn’t sure that an online course would guide me well enough to produce tangible results in my first dip into Data Governance, but George really knows his stuff! The video tutorials and downloadable templates are concise, useful, and easy to grasp. Please keep producing such great content to help us data professionals! Thank you!

Aiza-Cecilia Lulu
Data Management Executive

An awesome course

It's an awesome course with clear material and easy to understand. Much appreciated you helping me building data governance in my organization.

Neda Ahmed Al Shehhi
IT Coordinator

A gift from the heavens

In life, the old saying goes "if its too good to be true, its not", but in the case of this course, it's all good and its all true. Thank you for having the ambition to make such a course and thank you for sharing with others.

Bryan Gonzalez
Senior Data Analyst/ Data Governance Lead

Great Course on Maturity Assessment

It is always interesting to understand experts perspectives on data and especially on Data Governance maturity. Going through the available models and how to use them is a key information for anyone starting their Data Governance journey or wanting to re-assess their maturity level. Great job George!

Laurent Dresse
Data Governance Evangelist & Head of Consulting

Best data governance course out there

This is a highly engaging course with a lot of practical takeaways. The templates alone are worth the investment, but the lessons, examples, and advice that George provides are invaluable.

In my pursuit of becoming a better data governance professional I've taken other courses, but this is by far the best data governance course out there.

Gabriel Reyes
Data Steward

A lot of valuable tips

Thanks to this course, I was able to increase my knowledge about Data Governance and different maturity models. I found a lot of valuable tips, both obvious and less obvious to think about while working on this topic in the company.

Monika Tabor
Project Manager

Plenty of positive reviews

I had the privilege to take part of the in-person training with George and I see that the online content available here is as much of an engaging and fun learning experience as the one I had.

I didn't expect to enjoy the content as much as I did, so I'm glad I went for it. I found the materials and content to be very useful in identifying what we could do to improve our Business Glossary and deliver a second iteration of it that got plenty of positive reviews from throughout the organization.

Anca Stefan
Senior Data Steward

Learned a lot!

I enjoyed George's excellent teaching skills, and learned a lot from a very comprehensive course with lots of examples and very easy to follow. Thank you!

Viviana Bancu
Systems Analyst


The course was great and I learned a lot that I will be able to carry into my position. One comment is I wish there was additional written content as a lot of the important information is within the audio. Do you offer audio to written notes?

Nancy Foster
Mgr, Data Quality

Very detail-oriented & easy to follow

Very detail-oriented, easy to follow step by step instructions/content with corresponding templates for individuals ready to hit the ground running on their Data Governance journey.

Thank you for offering a practical course to learn and implement data governance.

Jessie Hundal
Senior Programmer Analyst, Enterprise Data & Business Intelligence, UBC IT

Knowledge and resources that I can actually use at work

It was difficult to find a course on data governance, so I was very happy I found George Firican on YouTube. I enrolled in his courses immediately. Thank you, George, for sharing your experience and expertise, your knowledge and resources that I can actually use at work. I will keep an eye for new courses/ videos.

Viviana Bancu
Systems Analyst

George is the type of person who is very professional and knowledgeable and, at the same time, friendly, easy-going and fun to be around. Any student would be lucky to have him as an instructor.

I'm looking forward to seeing him again at conferences, because his presentations are always such an eye-candy and full of no-fluff, practical content.

Linda Davis

Metadata Governance Coordinator

Although I have a fairly good handle on the best practices for delivering several data management artifacts, including the Business Glossary, I was surprised by many new and interesting best practices that we did not consider before. I particularly enjoyed the usage of examples from George's personal experience and those of other experts - they are always delivering the message home.

I can't stress enough the great practical takeaways that George presented and his disponibility to answer any follow-up questions I had. I recommend enrolling in this course when you have the chance.

Louis Smith

Data Management Director

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