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.
Data-governance programs focus on authority and accountability for the management of data as a valued organisational 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 organisation. Non-Invasive Data Governance focuses on formalising existing accountability for the management of data and improving formal communications, protection, and quality efforts through effective stewarding of data resources. This book provides you with a complete set of tools to help you deliver a successful data governance program. Learn how: Steward responsibilities can be identified and recognised, formalised, 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 emphasised 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 rigour to these initiatives. A practical and non-threatening approach can be applied to governing information and promoting stewardship of data as a cross-organisation asset. Best practices and key concepts of this non-threatening approach can be communicated effectively to leverage strengths and address opportunities to improve.
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 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
Written by a leading expert in the field, this account focuses on the convergence of two major trends in information management—big data and information governance—by taking a strategic approach oriented around business cases and industry imperatives. With the advent of new technologies, enterprises are expanding and handling very large volumes of data; this book, nontechnical in nature and geared toward business audiences, encourages the practice of establishing appropriate governance over big data initiatives and addresses how to manage and govern big data, highlighting the relevant processes, procedures, and policies. It teaches readers to understand how big data fits within an overall information governance program; quantify the business value of big data; apply information governance concepts such as stewardship, metadata, and organization structures to big data; appreciate the wide-ranging business benefits for various industries and job functions; sell the value of big data governance to businesses; and establish step-by-step processes to implement big data governance.
The Profit Impact of Business Intelligence presents an A-to-Z approach for getting the most business intelligence (BI) from a company's data assets or data warehouse. BI is not just a technology or methodology, it is a powerful new management approach that – when done right – can deliver knowledge, efficiency, better decisions, and profit to almost any organization that uses it. When BI first came on the scene, it promised a lot but often failed to deliver. The missing element was the business-centric focus explained in this book. It shows how you can achieve the promise of BI by connecting it to your organization’s strategic goals, culture, and strengths while correcting your BI weaknesses. It provides a practical, process-oriented guide to achieve the full promise of BI; shows how world-class companies used BI to become leaders in their industries; helps senior business and IT executives understand the strategic impact of BI and how they can ensure a strong payoff from their BI investments; and identifies the most common mistakes organizations make in implementing BI. The book also includes a helpful glossary of BI terms; a BI readiness assessment for your organization; and Web links and extensive references for more information. A practical, process-oriented book that will help organizations realize the promise of BI Written by Nancy and Steve Williams, veteran consultants and instructors with hands-on, "in the trenches" experience in government and corporate business intelligence applications Will help senior business and IT executives understand the strategic impact of BI and how they can help ensure a strong payoff on BI investments
Data is the new Gold and Analytics is the machinery to mine, mold and mint it. Data analytics has become core to business and decision making. The rapid increase in data volume, velocity and variety, known as big data, offers both opportunities and challenges. While open source solutions to store big data, like Hadoop and NoSQL offer platforms for exploring value and insight from big data, they were not originally developed with data security and governance in mind. Organizations that are launching big data initiatives face significant challenges for managing this data effectively. In this book, the author has collected best practices from the world's leading organizations who have successfully implemented big data platforms. He offers the latest techniques and methods for managing big data effectively. The book offers numerous policies, strategies and recipes for managing big data. It addresses many issues that are prevalent with data security, privacy, controls and life cycle management offering modern principles and open source architectures for successful governance of big data. Topics that cover the entire data management life cycle, data quality, data stewardship, regulatory considerations, data council, architectural and operational models are presented for successful management of big data. The book is a must-read for data scientists, data engineers and information technology leaders who are implementing big data platforms in their organizations.
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
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.
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.
Business intelligence (BI) used to be so simple—in theory anyway. Integrate and copy data from your transactional systems into a specialized relational database, apply BI reporting and query tools and add business users. Job done. No longer. Analytics, big data and an array of diverse technologies have changed everything. More importantly, business is insisting on ever more value, ever faster from information and from IT in general. An emerging biz-tech ecosystem demands that business and IT work together. Business unIntelligence reflects the new reality that in today’s socially complex and rapidly changing world, business decisions must be based on a combination of rational and intuitive thinking. Integrating cues from diverse information sources and tacit knowledge, decision makers create unique meaning to innovate heuristically at the speed of thought. This book provides a wealth of new models that business and IT can use together to design support systems for tomorrow’s successful organizations. Dr. Barry Devlin, one of the earliest proponents of data warehousing, goes back to basics to explore how the modern trinity of information, process and people must be reinvented and restructured to deliver the value, insight and innovation required by modern businesses. From here, he develops a series of novel architectural models that provide a new foundation for holistic information use across the entire business. From discovery to analysis and from decision making to action taking, he defines a fully integrated, closed-loop business environment. Covering every aspect of business analytics, big data, collaborative working and more, this book takes over where BI ends to deliver the definitive framework for information use in the coming years. As the person who defined the conceptual framework and physical architecture for data warehousing in the 1980s, Barry Devlin has been an astute observer of the movement he initiated ever since. Now, in Business unIntelligence, Devlin provides a sweeping view of the past, present, and future of business intelligence, while delivering new conceptual and physical models for how to turn information into insights and action. Reading Devlin’s prose and vision of BI are comparable to reading Carl Sagan’s view of the cosmos. The book is truly illuminating and inspiring. --Wayne Eckerson, President, BI Leader Consulting Author, “Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders”
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.
"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.
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
This is the single best book ever written on data quality. Clear, concise, and actionable. We all want to leverage our data resources to drive growth, but we too often ignore the fundamentals of data quality, which almost always inhibits our success. Tom lays out a clear path for each organization to holistically improve not only its data quality, but more importantly the performance of its business as a whole. —Jeffrey G. McMillan, Chief Analytics and Data Officer, Morgan Stanley This book lays out the roles everyone, up and down the organization chart, can and must play to ensure that data is up to the demands of its use, in day-in, day-out work, decision-making, planning, and analytics. By now, everyone knows that bad data extorts an enormous toll, adding huge (though often hidden) costs, and making it more difficult to make good decisions and leverage advanced analyses. While the problems are pervasive and insidious, they are also solvable! As Tom Redman, “the Data Doc,” explains in Getting in Front on Data, the secret lies in getting the right people in the right roles to “get in front” of the management and social issues that lead to bad data in the first place. Everyone should see himself or herself in this book. We are all both data customers and data creators—after all, we use data created by others and create data used by others. And all of us must step up to these roles. As data customers, we must clarify our most important needs and communicate them to data creators. As data creators, we must strive to meet those needs by finding and eliminating the root causes of error. Getting in Front on Data proposes new roles for data professionals as: embedded data managers, in helping data customers and creators complete their work, DQ team leads, in connecting customers and creators, pulling the entire program together, and training people on their new roles, data maestros, in providing deep expertise on the really tough problems, chief data architects, in establishing common data definitions, and technologists, in increasing scale and decreasing unit cost. Getting in Front on Data introduces a new role, the data provocateur, the motive force in attacking data quality properly! This book urges everyone to unleash their inner provocateur. Finally, it crystallizes what senior leaders must do if their entire organizations are to enjoy the benefits of high-quality data! Data quality has always been important. But now, in the growing digital economy where business transactions and customer experiences are automated and tailored, data quality is critical. This book comes just in time. —Maria C. Villar, Global Vice President, SAP America, Inc. Winning, and more importantly thriving, in the digital age requires more than stating “Data is a strategic corporate asset.” Leaders and organizations need a plan of action to make the new vision a reality. Tom's latest book is a how-to for those seeking that reality. —Bob Palermo, Vice President, Performance Excellence, Shell Unconventionals Many, if not most, companies still struggle with their data. With his latest offering, Tom Redman sets out a path they can follow to Get in Front on Data. Based on his decades of experience working with many companies and individuals, this is the most practical guide around. A must read for data professionals, and especially data “provocateurs”. —Ken Self, President IAIDQ This book offers a unique perspective on how to think about data and address Data Quality – offering practical guidance and useful instruction from the perspective of each stakeholder. The process – and processes – to go from business need to having the right quality data to address that need is no small task. —John Nicodemo, Global Leader, Data Quality, Dun & Bradstreet Getting in Front on Data is a clearly written survival handbook for the new data-driven economy. It is a “must read” for the employees of any organization expecting to remain relevant and competitive. The “Data Doc” has an extraordinary talent for explaining key concepts with simple examples and understandable analogies making it accessible to everyone in their organization regardless of their role. —John R. Talburt, Director of the Information Quality Graduate Program University of Arkansas at Little Rock
The Data Quality Assessment Framework shows you how to measure and monitor data quality, ensuring quality over time. You’ll start with general concepts of measurement and work your way through a detailed framework of more than three dozen measurement types related to five objective dimensions of quality: completeness, timeliness, consistency, validity, and integrity. Ongoing measurement, rather than one time activities will help your organization reach a new level of data quality. This plain-language approach to measuring data can be understood by both business and IT and provides practical guidance on how to apply the DQAF within any organization enabling you to prioritize measurements and effectively report on results. Strategies for using data measurement to govern and improve the quality of data and guidelines for applying the framework within a data asset are included. You’ll come away able to prioritize which measurement types to implement, knowing where to place them in a data flow and how frequently to measure. Common conceptual models for defining and storing of data quality results for purposes of trend analysis are also included as well as generic business requirements for ongoing measuring and monitoring including calculations and comparisons that make the measurements meaningful and help understand trends and detect anomalies. Demonstrates how to leverage a technology independent data quality measurement framework for your specific business priorities and data quality challenges Enables discussions between business and IT with a non-technical vocabulary for data quality measurement Describes how to measure data quality on an ongoing basis with generic measurement types that can be applied to any situation
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.
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From bans on religious symbols in public spaces, to the provision of abortion by doctors, recent cases across Europe have highlighted acute dilemmas about how best to respond to the claims of individuals or groups feeling that their values or beliefs are not treated fairly by the law. Diversity in Europe uses the resources of political theory alongside comparative analysis of contemporary practices in different countries (Germany, Italy, Turkey, Spain and the UK) to explore the challenges diversity poses for European democracies. Crucial throughout is whether the democratic commitment to equality entails uniformity in the law, or is compatible with saying 'yes' to some requests from citizens that they be treated differently, to accommodate their ethical, cultural and religious particularity. Such differential treatment may take several forms, e.g. group or individual rights, either to legal exemptions or to conscientious objection. Exploring these from various angles, the book gives a sense of the tools democracies need to address the challenges of diversity more generally. Making an important contribution to our understanding of the political implications of ethical, cultural and religious diversity, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of political and social philosophy, European studies, political science, social policy, applied ethics, law, and socio-legal studies.

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