Improve Your Know-How on Practical Data Governance

Learn how to implement a data governance program from scratch or improve the one you have.

Templates included!

Take advantage of the 10+ templates available to accelerate your data governance efforts.

Build up your practical knowledge and maximize your success 

Implementing data governance can sometimes seem like you're trying to boil the ocean. How can you be successful at it?

Data governance is becoming a hotter topic by the hour. BusinessWire estimates its market to reach $5.7 billion by 2025. As companies aim to become more and more data driven, the demand for data governance is increasing, as is the need for state-of-the art data governance programs.

So, more and more professionals, such as yourself, want to better understand Data governance and how they could implement it in their organization. But how can they learn it? How do YOU learn it?

Other than learning on the job - which is time-consuming, sometimes nerve-wracking and not necessarily earning trust from our peers and bosses - there are very few resources out there for current or future data governance professionals. In addition, most of the content and courses to be found are theoretical, hard to follow, as well as not actionable, nor practical.

But the organization's need and desire for you to implement a functional, sustainable, highly adopted and praised data governance program, has become unavoidable and imperative.

If:

  • You need a clear plan on how to effectively implement, improve and polish data governance in your organization;
  • You want to stop wasting time on theoretical material, on scattered information and guidance, or on what's not working;
  • You feel that you need more practical knowledge to successfully implement a data governance program.

It's time to learn from an award-winning data governance practitioner that can provide you with the practical steps, best practices, and templates to put together and implement a successful data governance program.

Practical Data Governance: Implementation

The purpose of this course is to build your practical knowledge and maximize your success as a current or future data governance professional. The lessons and materials provided will be instrumental in your planning and implementation of a data governance program. You will learn the practical steps, best practices, and templates to put together and implement your data governance program from scratch or improve the one you have.

Templates included!

Take advantage of the 10+ templates available to accelerate your data governance efforts.


Here’s What You’ll Get When You Sign Up

The Practical Data Governance: Implementation course provides you with the skills, the know-how and the templates to help you create a successful data governance program that follows best practices.

Templates

In addition to teaching you how you to best implement a data governance program, the course contains valuable templates, nowhere else to be found, that cover things such as the scope document, terms of reference, metrics scorecard, data policies, data standards, communication plan, data governance handbook, and more. 


Some even have pre-filled versions. It doesn't get easier than this.

Award-Winning Implementations

The lessons draw from award-winning implementations of data governance programs, but also from the experience, mistakes and best practices made by data governance professionals.

Practical Takeaways

The lessons provide you with practical takeaways, advice and examples from real-life data governance implementations. All you need to do is apply these learnings to your specific needs.

On-Demand Learning

The course has about 4 hours of video content, plus written content, extra resources and templates. As always, you can take the course at your own time and pace. Remember that you'll have unlimited access to existing and future content and any upcoming updates.

Here’s what people are saying about course

Gabriel Reyes

Data Steward

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."

Mahesh Rayappa Gundakalle

Senior Programmer Analyst

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."

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Rachel McCranor

Reporting and Data Management Officer

AMAZING!

"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 noted in between.


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

What's covered in the Practical Data Governance: Implementation course?

There are 8 modules, with a mix of video lessons, written content, real-life examples, templates, and extra resources to help you create and implement a successful data governance program.

The Basic Concepts

What to Expect

What is Data Governance

The Benefits of Data Governance

Pre-Implementation Steps

Performing Initial Assessment

4

Understanding the Drivers

How to do an Ad-Hoc Assessment

Data Sources Inventory and Data Flow (templates included)

Data Governance Maturity Model

Getting Buy-In

2

Creating the Business Case

Choosing and Securing a Sponsor

Setup the Data Governance Program

Program Setup Steps

6

Data Governance Scope Document (template included)

Data Governance Guiding Principles

Focusing Your Program the Right Way

Building a Data Domain Model

Data Governance Organizational Framework

Identifying and Assigning Data Stewards

Data Governance Council

4

Data Governance Council’s Responsibilities

Who to Include in the Data Governance Council

Creating the Terms of Reference (template included)

Data Governance Council Best Practices & Advice

Develop Metrics & KPIs

Metrics: Intro

Progress Metrics

Impact Metrics

Data Governance Scorecard (template included)

Develop Data Policies, Standards, and Processes/Workflows

Data Concepts for Data Governance

Data Policies

How to Write a Data Policy (template included)

Data Standards and Rules (template included)

Processes and Workflows (template included)

Data Classification

Select and Deploy Tools

Selecting a Data Governance Tool

Business Glossary

Data Dictionary

Data Catalog

Manage Change

Change Management Models

Communication Plan (template included)

Data Governance Handbook (template included)

Change Management Best Practices

BONUS

30/60/90 Day Plan for Data Governance (BONUS)

How to Manage Different Types of People (BONUS)

Receive Your Certificate

Bonus

You'll get so much more in this course!

Besides building your practical knowledge in the data governance profession and teaching you how to implement a data governance program you will also benefit from the following:

Bonus 1
Certificate

At the end of the course you can opt for a certificate of completion.

Share it on your social media, add it to your resume, print and hang it on your wall for all to see that you are a skilled data governance professional.

Bonus 2
Free Access to the Teacher

In each lesson you can post your questions to be answered directly by the teacher, as well as fellow practitioners/ students.

You can add in your comments and your own learnings, as well, to contribute to the data governance course community. 

Bonus 3
An Entire Bonus Course Module

Besides the current lessons that will provide you with the step-by-step how-to and know-how to implement a data governance program, there is an entire bonus course module available with content to enhance your skills as a data governance professional.

About George Firican,
the Course Teacher

George is a passionate advocate for the importance of data, a frequent conference speaker and a YouTuber, being ranked among Top 5 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Big Data Digital Disruption and Top 15 on Innovation.


His innovative approach to addressing data challenges received international recognition through award-winning program and project implementations in data governance, data quality, business intelligence and data analytics.
George advises customer organizations on how to treat data as an asset, and he shares his practical takeaways on social media and various industry sites and publications.

George has been a data professional for more than 10 years. One of George's passions is to create informative, practical and engaging educational content to share with individuals such as yourself, and help organizations get more visibility on social media. George is the proud founder of LightsOnData.com and co-host of the Lights On Data Show.

Here’s what people are saying about the course teacher


Luca de Joanna

Senior Business Data Lead

Recommend George's work in the data governance space

I'm really pleased and honored to recommend George's work in the data governance space.


Every article and video from George manages to perfectly describe and explain different areas in data governance and data intelligence, from master data to metadata management, from data quality to visualization, from business glossary to the data dictionary. All this with the business in mind, and not just as a technical exercise.

Thanks to George's work, regularly delivered to the public, I've been able to learn a lot and benefit from it in my daily job. [...]

Piotr Kononow

CEO

Professional educator on data management topics

I recommend George if you want a professional educator on data management topics.


But, don’t take my word for it – check out his impressive collection on educational Lights on Data videos on YouTube. [...]

Linda Davis

Metadata Governance Coordinator

Any student would be lucky to have him as an instructor

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. [...]

Why this course is a great option for you

This online course is the smartest, most cost effective, and time saving option of learning how to implement a data governance program. It is developed to be a 1-stop-shop that includes:

  • Real-life examples, relevant knowledge and best practices on implementing data governance
  • Practical templates you’ll be able to use and adapt easily and right away to your own needs
  • An engaging and fun learning experience with George Firican, your friendly data guy, who is great at turning dry knowledge into digestible and enjoyable bites

Plus this online course is the better way of learning:

  • At your own pace
  • From the comfort of your home or office, or anywhere you want to (it's mobile friendly, too)
  • With unlimited access to the material

What would be the other options?

  • Reinventing the wheel: This is probably the longest and hardest route to take as there will be quite a bit of trial and error. It’s time, money and energy consuming. Plus you can lose trust from your organization if this is not done right the first time around.
  • Getting consulting services:  The equivalent of consulting services hours (~ 4 hrs) would cost you anywhere between $750 to $2,100 or more. You probably would still have follow-up questions and if you wanted to revisit your learning, you'll need to book more hours.
  • Learning from other sources: I think it's always good to learn from multiple sources, but if you've taken other data governance or data management courses then you know that they focus more on the theory than on the practical takeaways. Not to mention that you won't benefit from the templates available in this course.
  • Hiring someone to setup your data governance program: It’s the most expensive approach and far from being fail proof, because ultimately no one knows the organization as you do. Additionally, you lose the business knowledge and control and you might be left with the challenge of maintaining something that wasn't built according to best practices. Not to mention that this engagement would end up costing you at least $50,000.
Practical Data Governance: Implementation Course

$

499

US


  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to Future Updates
  • Access to All Modules
  • All Bonuses Included
2 COURSE BUNDLE

Practical Data Governance: Implementation Course +
Business Glossary
Course
OR
Practical Data Governance: Implementation
Course +
Data Governance Maturity Models
Course


$

697

US

Regular Price: $748

  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to Future Updates
  • Access to All Modules
  • All Bonuses Included

or

Templates included!

Take advantage of the 10+ templates available to accelerate your data governance efforts.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee 

If you don’t like the Practical Data Governance: Implementation course for any reason, or if you feel it wasn’t worth your investment or even if you just want your money back for no reason at all, we’ve got you covered. Purchase today and you can simply ask for a refund anytime within the next 30 days. Our support team will process your refund, no questions asked.


Don’t wait! Look at what past students have to say about this course


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.

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Connie Data Architect

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.

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Bhavani Purighalla BI Manager

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.

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

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!

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Aiza-Cecilia Lulu Data Management Executive

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!

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Victor Adafinoaiei Senior IT Audit Manager

AMAZING!

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.

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Rachel McCranor Reporting and Data Management Officer

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.

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Gabriel Reyes Data Steward

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the course for?

The course is geared towards the data or business professional who wants to learn how to implement a data governance program .

You might be a novice or you already have some years of experience in data governance, but you're looking to learn the industry best practices and fill in  knowledge gaps and implement a praised data governance program.

Will I get a certificate at the end?

YES! You can opt-in to receive a certificate that you can then share on social media, add to your resume, or print and showcase to your colleagues.

How much time will it take me to complete the course?

Everyone has a different learning pace and the great thing about having this delivered online is that it adjusts to your schedule and learning style. The course has over 4 hours of content in video format and it is split into short and comprehensive lessons.

The course will be available for you without limitation. You can go back and go through it as many times as you like, whenever you like.

Is the course only applicable to specific industries?

The course is applicable to ANY industry. Even though some examples will draw from and showcase certain industries, the takeaways are relevant to all industries.

Can I take the course on my phone or tablet as well?

YES! The course was built to work on all tablets and phones. Or you can take it on your laptop or desktop machine. Layouts, scrolling or displays may vary depending on the device you have. All you need is an internet connection.

What if I'm not satisfied with the course?

That will be very unlikely, but there is a 100% satisfaction guarantee so if you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can request a full refund within the first 30 days from the date you've purchased the course.

What if I have more questions?

If you have any other questions about the course, you can always send out an email to support[at]lightsondata.com

Once you're enrolled in the course, you will have access to the teacher to ask questions. Plus, on almost every lesson you can post questions relevant to that topic, that the teacher and/or other students will be able to answer.

Practical Data Governance: Implementation Course

$

499

US


  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to Future Updates
  • Access to All Modules
  • All Bonuses Included
2 COURSE BUNDLE

Practical Data Governance: Implementation Course +
Business Glossary
Course
OR
Practical Data Governance: Implementation
Course +
Data Governance Maturity Models
Course


$

697

US

Regular Price: $748

  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to Future Updates
  • Access to All Modules
  • All Bonuses Included

or

I created this course with you as a customer in mind

As we live in a fast-paced world, the requirements from us, the data professionals, are growing. Treating data as an asset is essential and we are the agents to a future where everyone should understand this. Unfortunately, we often don’t have the leverage we need to cope with these challenges and a lot of what we do is considered as new territory. I know how you feel!


I dedicate my work in general, and this course, in particular, to save you time, to make you knowledgeable, to feel in-charge and feel confident in your deliverables. Throughout this course you will learn step-by-step how to implement a successful data governance program, or significantly improve your existing one. You will be ready to use the newly acquired knowledge in all your data governance endeavors.


Thanks for doing what you do! I’ll see you on the other side.

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