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?
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.
In many firms, the equation between Governance, Risk and Compliance around cyber security is becoming heavily weighted towards the G, and GRC functions must adjust as a result, both in terms of internal structures and in terms of interactions with other stakeholders.
It is often expected that once you have a Data Governance or Data Quality Team in place that they will fix all your data quality issues. But are they really responsible for resolving them?