Data stewards in business and IT are the backbone of a successful data governance implementation because they do the work to make a company’s data trusted, dependable, and high quality. Data Stewardship explains everything you need to know to successfully implement the stewardship portion of data governance, including how to organize, train, and work with data stewards, get high-quality business definitions and other metadata, and perform the day-to-day tasks using a minimum of the steward’s time and effort. David Plotkin has loaded this book with practical advice on stewardship so you can get right to work, have early successes, and measure and communicate those successes, gaining more support for this critical effort. Provides clear and concise practical advice on implementing and running data stewardship, including guidelines on how to organize based on company structure, business functions, and data ownership Shows how to gain support for your stewardship effort, maintain that support over the long-term, and measure the success of the data stewardship effort and report back to management Includes detailed lists of responsibilities for each type of data steward and strategies to help the Data Governance Program Office work effectively with the data stewards
Data stewards in business and IT are the backbone of a successful data governance implementation because they do the work to make a company's data trusted, dependable, and high quality. Data Stewardship explains everything you need to know to successfully implement the stewardship portion of data governance, including how to organize, train, and work with data stewards, get high-quality business definitions and other metadata, and perform the day-to-day tasks using a minimum of the steward's time and effort. David Plotkin has loaded this book with practical advice on stewardship so you can get right to work, have early successes, and measure and communicate those successes, gaining more support for this critical effort. Provides clear and concise practical advice on implementing and running data stewardship, including guidelines on how to organize based on company structure, business functions, and data ownership Shows how to gain support for your stewardship effort, maintain that support over the long-term, and measure the success of the data stewardship effort and report back to management Includes detailed lists of responsibilities for each type of data steward and strategies to help the Data Governance Program Office work effectively with the data stewards
This book is for any manager or team leader that has the green light to implement a data governance program What you will find in this book is an overview of why data governance is needed, how to design, initiate, and execute a program and how to keep the program sustainable.
Data-governance programs focus on authority and accountability for the management of data as a valued organizational asset. Data Governance should not be about command-and-control, yet at times could become invasive or threatening to the work, people and culture of an organization. Non-Invasive Data Governance™ focuses on formalizing existing accountability for the management of data and improving formal communications, protection, and quality efforts through effective stewarding of data resources. Non-Invasive Data Governance will provide you with a complete set of tools to help you deliver a successful data governance program. Learn how: • Steward responsibilities can be identified and recognized, formalized, and engaged according to their existing responsibility rather than being assigned or handed to people as more work. • Governance of information can be applied to existing policies, standard operating procedures, practices, and methodologies, rather than being introduced or emphasized as new processes or methods. • Governance of information can support all data integration, risk management, business intelligence and master data management activities rather than imposing inconsistent rigor to these initiatives. • A practical and non-threatening approach can be applied to governing information and promoting stewardship of data as a cross-organization asset. • Best practices and key concepts of this non-threatening approach can be communicated effectively to leverage strengths and address opportunities to improve.
A practical handbook to help business professionals develop, implement and propagate data governance and data quality practices at their organizations.
Dalton and Mark explain how MDM does much more than just bring data together-it provides a set of processes, services, and policies that bring people together in a cross-functional and collaborative approach to enterprise data management, where people, empowered by high quality data and enabled by technology, can optimize business processes for superior business performance."--Jim Harris, independent consultant, speaker, and freelance writer, as well as the Blogger-in-Chief at Ob
An Executive Guide to Data Management
Information is currency. Recent studies show that data quality problems are costing businesses billions of dollars each year, with poor data linked to waste and inefficiency, damaged credibility among customers and suppliers, and an organizational inability to make sound decisions. In this important and timely new book, Danette McGilvray presents her “Ten Steps approach to information quality, a proven method for both understanding and creating information quality in the enterprise. Her trademarked approach—in which she has trained Fortune 500 clients and hundreds of workshop attendees—applies to all types of data and to all types of organizations. * Includes numerous templates, detailed examples, and practical advice for executing every step of the “Ten Steps approach. * Allows for quick reference with an easy-to-use format highlighting key concepts and definitions, important checkpoints, communication activities, and best practices. * A companion Web site includes links to numerous data quality resources, including many of the planning and information-gathering templates featured in the text, quick summaries of key ideas from the Ten Step methodology, and other tools and information available online.
The Practitioner's Guide to Data Quality Improvement offers a comprehensive look at data quality for business and IT, encompassing people, process, and technology. It shares the fundamentals for understanding the impacts of poor data quality, and guides practitioners and managers alike in socializing, gaining sponsorship for, planning, and establishing a data quality program. It demonstrates how to institute and run a data quality program, from first thoughts and justifications to maintenance and ongoing metrics. It includes an in-depth look at the use of data quality tools, including business case templates, and tools for analysis, reporting, and strategic planning. This book is recommended for data management practitioners, including database analysts, information analysts, data administrators, data architects, enterprise architects, data warehouse engineers, and systems analysts, and their managers. Offers a comprehensive look at data quality for business and IT, encompassing people, process, and technology. Shows how to institute and run a data quality program, from first thoughts and justifications to maintenance and ongoing metrics. Includes an in-depth look at the use of data quality tools, including business case templates, and tools for analysis, reporting, and strategic planning.
Written by over 120 data management practitioners, this is the most impressive compilation of data management principals and best practices, ever assembled. It provides data management and IT professionals, executives, knowledge workers, educators, and researchers with a framework to manage their data and mature their information infrastructure. The equivalent of the PMBOK or the BABOK, the DAMA-DMBOK provides information on: Data Governance; Data Architecture Management; Data Development; Database Operations Management; Data Security Management; Reference & Master Data Management; Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence Management; Document & Content Management; Meta Data Management; Data Quality Management; Professional Development. As an authoritative introduction to data management, the goals of the DAMA-DMBOK Guide are: To build consensus for a generally applicable view of data management functions; To provide standard definitions for commonly used data management functions, deliverables, roles, and other terminology; To document guiding principles for data management; To present a vendor-neutral overview to commonly accepted good practices, widely adopted methods and techniques, and significant alternative approaches; To clarify the scope and boundaries of data management; To act as a reference which guides readers to additional resources for further understanding.
-The world is saturated with data. We are regularly presented with data in words, tables, and graphics. Students from many academic fields are now expected to be educated about data in one form or another. Yet the typical sequence of courses--introductory statistics and research methods--does not provide sufficient information about data, learning to work with data sets, or how to present data to various audiences. This book is designed for these purposes. It discusses how data are used in research projects, where to get data, how to manage them with software, and how to present them so that one's message comes through clearly. With few expectations beyond some familiarity with basic statistics and research methods, this book provides a comprehensive set of principles for understanding and using data as part of a research project---Provided by publisher.
"Get Governed" is the textbook for data governance professionals. Templar delivers complex information in an approachable style while offering the most accurate and easy to comprehend path toward proper and complete Data Governance for businesses of all sizes and types. Templar quickly conveys why governance matters and how it benefits your organization. No other book on Data Governance provides such a clear roadmap to success while keeping you awake and entertained with stories of how Data Governance has made a difference in the lives of customers and employees. With millions of data points changing every day, there is no time to waste. It is time to Get Governed! ADVANCED PRAISE: "Because data has quietly and quickly reached a critical mass of volume and complexity, the immense opportunities we seek with it can only be achieved when matched with a process of refining it to the few elements among the many that deserve the title 'asset.' "Morgan is sharing how data presents endless opportunities once the right structure, leadership, conversations and cultural shift begin to take place. Whether you picked up this book for curiosity or because you are now responsible for delivering Data Governance to an organization, "Get Governed" is a well-composed guide that will change the way you think about the problem. Morgan thoughtfully lays out the reasons for Data Governance, the setup, the buy-in, the proof-points and the successes and failures to learn from. Morgan takes you on this journey in such an approachable manner that average people and experienced data management professionals alike can all reap the benefits of her experience and knowledge. Data Governance can be broken down into driving value for three core objectives: Analytics and Insights, Operational Excellence and Compliance & Reporting. Use cases related to each define a reason for why data must be trusted and the means for how it must be governed to deliver trust. "This next era of business is only going to be successful by embracing data governance and the importance of the trusted insight you will gain." - Marie Klok Crump, COO, Datum "Healthcare organizations are just starting to realize the potential value of the data they are sitting on, and 'Get Governed' explains both the "why" and the "how" to help organizations find the hidden value of those data assets. Whether you're just getting started, or have been in information management for years, "Get Governed" provides a practical, down-to-earth guide to get your organization on the right path to effective data governance." - Glen Schuster, Founder and Principal, Skrymir Data Strategies; Former CTO of Centene Corporation. "This book provides a unique perspective on the missing link in many organizations' data strategies - Governance. Governance is not just about control and decision making; it's how you enable the effective use of Data and Information to drive value and align it to the stakeholders which companies serve. As data consumption continues to grow exponentially, putting in place the right governance processes is critical. 'Get Governed' helps put some context and structure around these efforts." - Bill Fandrich, SVP and CIO Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
What is Information Governance? Information governance is using the business strategy to apply objectivity, economies, and efficiencies of scale to the processes necessary for the management of information in the achievement of business success. The point of Information or Data Governance is to create TRUSTED data for the business. But how is that actually done? This book is for the individual who is looking for a starting place for establishing a path to better information for their business through a data governance program. The book focuses on describing deliverables and techniques necessary to quantify and measure the Trust of information, including creating dashboards to monitor the success of the Information Management and Governance (IMG) Program as well as an overall Trust Dashboard for the enterprise. If you are trying to answer any of the following questions, then this book can help you out: How do we decrease the number of data silos? How much management and governance is needed for the data? Who owns the data? How do we get the business to trust the data? What measurements can I use to prove the data is good? What do I show executives to illustrate the progress of a data governance program? How can trust of business data be quantified? How is the relevance of data to the business determined? What is the appropriate level of management and governance necessary for the data? This book will help you answer these questions and start improving (and measuring the improvement) of data for your business. The book includes chapters that give a high level overview of data governance but focuses most of the attention on the deliverables and methods necessary to quantify and measure the Trust of data, thereby establishing clear measurements for success.
Multi-Domain Master Data Management delivers practical guidance and specific instruction to help guide planners and practitioners through the challenges of a multi-domain master data management (MDM) implementation. Authors Mark Allen and Dalton Cervo bring their expertise to you in the only reference you need to help your organization take master data management to the next level by incorporating it across multiple domains. Written in a business friendly style with sufficient program planning guidance, this book covers a comprehensive set of topics and advanced strategies centered on the key MDM disciplines of Data Governance, Data Stewardship, Data Quality Management, Metadata Management, and Data Integration. Provides a logical order toward planning, implementation, and ongoing management of multi-domain MDM from a program manager and data steward perspective. Provides detailed guidance, examples and illustrations for MDM practitioners to apply these insights to their strategies, plans, and processes. Covers advanced MDM strategy and instruction aimed at improving data quality management, lowering data maintenance costs, and reducing corporate risks by applying consistent enterprise-wide practices for the management and control of master data.
The latest techniques for building a customer-focused enterprise environment "The authors have appreciated that MDM is a complex multidimensional area, and have set out to cover each of these dimensions in sufficient detail to provide adequate practical guidance to anyone implementing MDM. While this necessarily makes the book rather long, it means that the authors achieve a comprehensive treatment of MDM that is lacking in previous works." -- Malcolm Chisholm, Ph.D., President, AskGet.com Consulting, Inc. Regain control of your master data and maintain a master-entity-centric enterprise data framework using the detailed information in this authoritative guide. Master Data Management and Data Governance, Second Edition provides up-to-date coverage of the most current architecture and technology views and system development and management methods. Discover how to construct an MDM business case and roadmap, build accurate models, deploy data hubs, and implement layered security policies. Legacy system integration, cross-industry challenges, and regulatory compliance are also covered in this comprehensive volume. Plan and implement enterprise-scale MDM and Data Governance solutions Develop master data model Identify, match, and link master records for various domains through entity resolution Improve efficiency and maximize integration using SOA and Web services Ensure compliance with local, state, federal, and international regulations Handle security using authentication, authorization, roles, entitlements, and encryption Defend against identity theft, data compromise, spyware attack, and worm infection Synchronize components and test data quality and system performance
The Data and Analytics Playbook: Proven Methods for Governed Data and Analytic Quality explores the way in which data continues to dominate budgets, along with the varying efforts made across a variety of business enablement projects, including applications, web and mobile computing, big data analytics, and traditional data integration. The book teaches readers how to use proven methods and accelerators to break through data obstacles to provide faster, higher quality delivery of mission critical programs. Drawing upon years of practical experience, and using numerous examples and an easy to understand playbook, Lowell Fryman, Gregory Lampshire, and Dan Meers discuss a simple, proven approach to the execution of multiple data oriented activities. In addition, they present a clear set of methods to provide reliable governance, controls, risk, and exposure management for enterprise data and the programs that rely upon it. In addition, they discuss a cost-effective approach to providing sustainable governance and quality outcomes that enhance project delivery, while also ensuring ongoing controls. Example activities, templates, outputs, resources, and roles are explored, along with different organizational models in common use today and the ways they can be mapped to leverage playbook data governance throughout the organization. Provides a mature and proven playbook approach (methodology) to enabling data governance that supports agile implementation Features specific examples of current industry challenges in enterprise risk management, including anti-money laundering and fraud prevention Describes business benefit measures and funding approaches using exposure based cost models that augment risk models for cost avoidance analysis and accelerated delivery approaches using data integration sprints for application, integration, and information delivery success
A glossary of over 2,000 terms which provides a common data management vocabulary for IT and Business professionals, and is a companion to the DAMA Data Management Body of Knowledge (DAMA-DMBOK). This glossary is a physical book – it also comes in electronic format as a CD-ROM (see ISBN 9781935504115). Topics include: • Analytics & Data Mining • Architecture • Artificial Intelligence • Business Analysis • DAMA & Professional Development • Databases & Database Design • Database Administration • Data Governance & Stewardship • Data Management • Data Modeling • Data Movement & Integration • Data Quality Management • Data Security Management • Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence • Document, Record & Content Management • Finance & Accounting • Geospatial Data • Knowledge Management • Marketing & Customer Relationship Management • Meta Data Management • Multi-dimensional & OLAP • Normalization • Object-Orientation • Parallel Database Processing • Planning • Process Management • Project Management • Reference & Master Data Management • Semantic Modeling • Software Development • Standards Organizations • Structured Query Language (SQL) • XML Development
Comprehensively covers evaluation criteria for and capabilities of the software tools available for implementing a data governance program Data governance programs often start off using programs such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SharePoint to document and share data governance artifacts. But these tools often lack critical functionality. Meanwhile, vendors have matured their data governance offerings to the extent that today's organizations need to consider tools as a critical component of their data governance programs. In this book, data governance expert Sunil Soares reviews the Enterprise Data Management (EDM) reference architecture and discusses key data governance tasks that can be automated by tools for business glossaries, metadata management, data profiling, data quality management, master data management, reference data management, and information policy management. Subsequent sections describe the integration points between EDM tools and data governance and examine how governance tools interact with big data technologies, including Hadoop, NoSQL, stream computing, and text analytics. The final section of the book discusses evaluation criteria for data governance tools and provides an overview of key vendor platforms, including ASG, Collibra, Global IDs, IBM, Informatica, Orchestra Networks, SAP, and Talend.
A practical guide for today's chief data officers to define and manage data governance programs The relatively new role of chief data officer (CDO) has been created to address the issue of managing a company's data as a strategic asset, but the problem is that there is no universally accepted "playbook" for this role. Magnifying the challenge is the rapidly increasing volume and complexity of data, as well as regulatory compliance as it relates to data. In this book, Sunil Soares provides a practical guide for today's chief data officers to manage data as an asset while delivering the trusted data required to power business initiatives, from the tactical to the transformative. The guide describes the relationship between the CDO and the data governance team, whose task is the formulation of policy to optimize, secure, and leverage information as an enterprise asset by aligning the objectives of multiple functions. Soares provides unique insight into the role of the CDO and presents a blueprint for implementing data governance successfully within the context of the position. With practical advice CDOs need, this book helps establish new data governance practices or mature existing practices.
Data integrity is the hottest topic in the pharmaceutical industry. Global regulatory agencies have issued guidance, after guidance after guidance in the past few years, most of which does not offer practical advice on how to implement policies, procedures and processes to ensure integrity. These guidances state what but not how. Additionally, key stages of analysis that impact data integrity are omitted entirely. The aim of this book is to provide practical and detailed help on how to implement data integrity and data governance for regulated analytical laboratories working in or for the pharmaceutical industry. It provides clarification of the regulatory issues and trends, and gives practical methods for meeting regulatory requirements and guidance. Using a data integrity model as a basis, the principles of data integrity and data governance are expanded into practical steps for regulated laboratories to implement. The author uses case study examples to illustrate his points and provides instructions for applying the principles of data integrity and data governance to individual laboratory needs. This book is a useful reference for analytical chemists and scientists, management and senior management working in regulated laboratories requiring either an understanding about data integrity or help in implementing practical solutions. Consultants will also benefit from the practical guidance provided.