Category: Governance

A quick guide to Architectural Governance

The purpose of architectural governance is to ensure that technology and change is introduced to a business in a way that appropriate and sustainable.

Data Owners and Data Stewards – What is the difference?

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.

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.

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