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AIRSIDE LIVE from Okera
June 22, 2021

AIRSIDE LIVE Recap: Future of Data Panel with Kelle O’Neal, et al.

By FSFP

First San Francisco Partners’ Kelle O’Neal recently participated in Okera’s AIRSIDE LIVE, an inaugural virtual event from the universal data authorization company OKERA. AIRSIDE LIVE focused on critical areas for information management practitioners: data management, governance, security and privacy. Kelle, one of the presenters, spoke about data privacy and ethics and earning and maintaining trust in the digital age. She…

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Integrate (Meta)governance
May 28, 2021

Integrate (Meta)governance for Collibra Adoption

By Becky Lyons

Metagovernance refers to everything you need to do to maintain and improve your Collibra environment and its contents over time. This includes guidelines, policies, processes, standards, tools, etc. Essentially everything that is in place to ensure that Collibra continues to provide value over time with up to date, reliable, and safe information. Metagovernance begins with a framework that outlines roles…

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business value of data governance
May 19, 2021

Business Value Drives “Organic” Data Governance

By Kate Pingel

Data governance without business need is just that … data governance Many organizations struggle with finding the business value of data governance. Projects come and go with governance considered in Phase 2 or future iterations — if at all. And we have all seen how that goes. Phase 2 rarely comes to fruition as needs change and directions shift. What…

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data definition conflict resolution process
May 10, 2021

Four Steps to Effectively Resolve Data Definition Conflicts

By Gretchen Burnham

Data lives at the intersection of an organization’s people, processes and systems. To truly resolve a conflict or misalignment, it’s highly likely there will need to be changes to your processes and the systems you use. Data governance teams and related groups, such as Information Architecture, are uniquely placed to work on data definition conflicts. Sometimes they’re not brought to…

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Women in Information Management series
May 04, 2021

Women in Information Management: Julie Bishop

By FSFP

We’d like to introduce you to San Diego-based attorney Julie Bishop. She provides legal advice to FSFP about our customers’, partners’, employees’ and job candidates’ data. Julie’s expertise in information security and data privacy fits nicely with our Women of Information Management article series, even though Julie isn’t an information management practitioner in the typical way we describe it. Meet…

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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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