There is a lot of confusion over the difference between Data Owners ad Data Steward and whether you need both. In this article, Nicola Askham, The Data Governance Coach explain each role and gives guidance on whether you need both at your organisation.
Author: Nicola Askham
One of the most frequent questions I get asked is how to find the right people to be the Data Owners. Anyone who has ever tried to implement Data Governance understands how important it is to have the correct people in these roles, but it can be hard to actually identify them. In this article Nicola shares a simple approach for identifying the correct data owners.
Is it correct to try to proactively manage all your data? Would it be better to prioritise some of your data as more important? Nicola Askham, The Data Governance Coach, explores the topic in this article.
When you tell people what Data Governance is you get a range of reactions from surely everyone does that already – to why would you need that? This article looks at some of the key reasons your organisation needs Data Governance.
Data Governance is unfortunately not an exciting title and in no way conveys the benefits that an organisation can achieve by implementing Data Governance. In this article Nicola Askham, The Data Governance Coach, explores whether it is possible to call your Data Governance initiative by a more appealing name.
One of the many challenges you will have to face when implementing Data Governance is agreeing the scope of the initial phase of your initiative. By this I don’t just mean which data domains or business functions are going to be in scope. Inevitably you will be asked to include activities that are not Data Governance in your scope – but should you agree?