The Information Age is now imposing and rapid growth of data volumes on our business and in many cases, transparency of product and service data between customers and suppliers. Data Governance has emerged as a means to control data policies, process and business rules via formal roles, but it is important to consider that this can be done by existing enterprise staff.
In this article, a pragmatic method of starting data governance is introduced. You can view and download a FREE white paper on Data Governance - How To Get Started which further expands the thinking presented here.
This method focuses on:
- Understanding what data governance is and why we need to act
- Assessing what needs to be done
- Finding an effective way to start
The imperative to improve operational efficiency and to meet augmented levels of external compliance shines a spotlight on the quality of corporate data and how it is managed in relation to the operational activities for which it exists.
What may once have been considered an information systems responsibility is now more of a corporate issue. Data Governance is a means to interpret and control information between the business and the technology and systems supporting it.
A pragmatic approach to scoping the project, dealing with key priorities and providing demonstrable returns on a series of short initiatives is the key to success.
This means that the start-up can be done progressively and within reasonable financial and resource limits. View the FREE whitepaper on Data Governance - How To Get Started