Author: Nicola Askham

How To Find The Right Data Owners

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.

Do You Need To Prioritise Your Data?

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.

Why you need Data Governance

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.

Does it have to be called 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.

What should you include in a Data Governance initiative?

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?

How to write a good Data Governance Policy

Lots of people think that you can fast track writing a Data Governance Policy by using a template or copying one written for someone else. This article looks at why this is not a useful approach and details the steps you need to take to write a good Data Governance Policy.

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