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Manage Resistance
April 20, 2021

Manage Resistance to Collibra Adoption

By Becky Lyons

Resistance is a normal reaction to change, but it can be planned for and managed. Because resistance is unavoidable, it is important to listen to people’s concerns and needs in order to address them. Resistance to new technology such as Collibra can harm implementation, so it is important to face this head on. Resistance occurs because people are comfortable with…

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how to find a mentor
April 06, 2021

Mentors: Be One, Get One, Thank One

By Kelle O'Neal

With the new year still feeling “new,” you may find yourself still thinking about what you want to accomplish in 2021. If find a mentor or be a mentor is something you’re considering, I’d love to share my thoughts on this topic with you. When I look back over my career, I remember several people who played a mentoring role….

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princples for data conflict resolution
March 26, 2021

Four Guiding Principles for Resolving Data Conflicts

By Gretchen Burnham

Resolving data conflicts is messy but essential work, as I talked about before on this blog. Definitions drive true clarity of business purpose — they’re how we come together to create a common vocabulary, a common language. There can be fundamental disagreements in your organization about what certain data is supposed to mean based on their varied operational perspectives. It…

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Measure Impact and Progress for Collibra Adoption
March 02, 2021

Measure Impact and Progress for Collibra Adoption

By Becky Lyons

Supporting adoption of Collibra — or any new technology — with measurement, means identifying and counting what really matters to the implementation stakeholders. There are different metrics that can work together to communicate expectations, value and progress. These include impact metrics and progress metrics. In order to effectively leverage these metrics, it is important to identify what matters to the…

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EDGO recap on Data Governance as a service
February 25, 2021

EDGO Recap: Data Governance as an Enterprise Service

By Kelle O'Neal

I recently spoke at Enterprise Data Governance Online (EDGO) about frameworks that establish data governance as an enterprise service, similar to how Human Resources and Finance function. I’m sharing some of my remarks here with you. If you’d like a recording of my full presentation, you may sign up at DATAVERSITY. Data Governance as a Service Data governance strives to…

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career advice from women in information management
February 18, 2021

Career Advice from Women in Information Management

By FSFP

Have you ever been asked the question, what advice would you give to your younger self? With International Women’s Day just around the corner on March 8 — and March named Women’s History Month — we decided to pose this question to the women of First San Francisco Partners, asking them for the career advice they wish they’d received. Here’s…

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Women in Information Management: Cara Dailey
January 25, 2021

Women in Information Management: Becky Lyons

By Melanie Deardorff

A new year means new profile stories in our long-running Women in Information blog series. First up in 2021 is this feature on our senior consultant Becky Lyons, PhD. If you’re a First San Francisco Partners (FSFP) client, you may know Becky from working with her on a data governance or Collibra engagement. Or you may know her by name…

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January 20, 2021

Make Collibra Training Meaningful and Accessible

By Becky Lyons

If your organization has invested in Collibra to enable data governance and metadata management, training is going to be a key success factor for user adoption. Assess Training Needs Learning is a process, and it is most effective when training is tailored to those receiving it. Meaningful training provides people with information they need to know in a way that…

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virtual DGIQ conference highlights
December 15, 2020

Virtual DGIQ Highlights

By Callie Kinnan

Last week I attended DATAVERSITY’s free two-day program, Data Governance and Information Quality. It featured a dozen live online presentations, and I was happy to join thousands of data professionals to learn more about the current state of data governance. While the conference was online this year due to health and safety concerns, it was nice to feel connected to…

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top 10 blog posts for First San Francisco Partner's data management blog
December 11, 2020

Our Top 10 Blog Posts for 2020

By FSFP

It’s the time of year when we enjoy looking back on our blog articles that captured the most attention in the data management community. This year’s review reveals a diverse mix of sought-after topics, including data remediation, agile data governance, data lineage, remote work and more. Ready for our best-of-the-blog redux? Here we go … Top 5 Posts Published in…

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Why Organizations Should Link Data Strategy to Business Strategy
November 25, 2020

Why Organizations Should Link Data Strategy to Business Strategy

By Kelle O'Neal

In our digital economy, data is one of the most — if not the most — valuable asset. Whether your organization is in pursuit of digital transformation, data literacy or even just “good old fashioned” data-centricity, it’s clear data is an asset that must be valued, managed, governed, protected and ultimately, appropriately leveraged for better decision-making, competitive advantage and business…

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For Collibra Adoption Success, Communicate Early and Often
November 20, 2020

For Collibra Adoption Success, Communicate Early and Often

By Becky Lyons

Organizations thrive when effective communication is prioritized. Open, honest communication with stakeholders facilitates a better understanding of a new technology’s requirements and challenges. Communication is the primary means of sharing information with stakeholders about an implementation. Sharing expectations about how processes may change is essential to reinforcing new processes. If your organization plans to implement the Collibra data intelligence solution,…

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Gamification in Technology Adoption — Move from Adoption to Engagement
November 18, 2020

Gamification in Technology Adoption — Move From Adoption to Engagement

By Becky Lyons

Adoption is the use of a new technology. Engagement is the amount of involvement with a technology. This small semantic difference is the key to unlocking the full potential of new applications. Some applications will have inherently higher engagement than others. For example, a frontline healthcare worker will have a high level of engagement with an electronic medical record because…

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October 28, 2020

Highlights from Virtual Enterprise Data World 2020

By Callie Kinnan

Last week, I joined thousands of professionals at DATAVERSITY’s two-day virtual conference, Enterprise Data World. The conference was a bit different than other years, being entirely online due to safety and health concerns in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This format allowed me to attend lectures from the comfort of my home, and made it easier to fit into my…

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