The concept of data governance has been around since the 1970s, if not earlier -- yet a recent report by Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner Inc. predicts that by 2008, less than 10% of organizations will succeed at their first attempts at data governance.
That's a daunting statistic for organizations trying to develop data governance programs to support initiatives such as master data management, customer data integration and business intelligence. So, how do organizations get started -- and what steps can they take to ensure data governance success?
To learn more about data governance, SearchDataManagement.com called on Jill Dyché, partner and co-founder of Sherman Oaks, Calif-based Baseline Consulting, for her expert advice. In this 20-minute podcast, appropriate for business, technical or executive leaders, Dyché offers insight into how to get started with data governance. Listeners will:
- Hear Dyché's definition of data governance -- and get her "secret" for data governance success
- Get three pieces of advice for data governance programs and hear real-life anecdotes about data governance at other organizations
- Find out how to get funding and support for data governance programs (and how not to), and learn why you shouldn't rush to form a committee or get executive sponsorship
- Learn how companies structure data governance teams, what teams actually deliver and what kinds of skill sets are required to be successful
- Get more information about the role of data stewardship programs within data governance initiatives
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About the speaker: Jill Dyché is an internationally recognized author, speaker and business consultant. She is partner and co-founder of Baseline Consulting, a professional services firm concentrating on enterprise data issues. Dyché's first book, e-Data, has been published in six languages. She is a contributor to Impossible Data Warehouse Situations: Solutions from the Experts (Addison Wesley, 2002), and her book The CRM Handbook is the bestseller on the topic of CRM. Dyché's latest book, Customer Data Integration: Reaching a Single Version of the Truth — co-authored with Baseline's Evan Levy — shows the business breakthroughs achieved with integrated customer data and explains how to make customer data integration (CDI) work. The book features case studies from Royal Bank of Canada, Intuit, AARP, Overstock.com and Amgen, among others.
For more on data governance:
Download and read "A Data Governance Manifesto: Designing & Deploying Sustainable Data Governance," a white paper by Jill Dyché
Check out the results of a Gartner study and find out about how they suggest structuring data governance programs
Learn more about data governance and data stewardship strategies and best practices in this chapter download, excerpted from Master Data Management and Customer Data Integration for the Global Enterprise
Listen to a podcast about data governance trends, featuring author Gwen Thomas
Find out about information ownership policies and roles in this excerpt from Enterprise Knowledge Management: The Data Quality Approach
Email SearchDataManagement.com's site editor with more comments, suggestions or thoughts about data governance or any data management topic.
This was first published in July 2007