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what is data literacy
July 17, 2021

Data Literacy 2.0 as an Organizational Capability

By Becky Lyons

My background is in organizational change management — the human side of change. I have a passion for helping people do their work better and faster. Optimizing the human side of change was important when I worked in the healthcare industry, where doing work better and faster often significantly impacted patients and their families. It’s important in what I do…

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agile vs. traditional data governance
July 06, 2021

Blend Agile and Traditional Approaches to Data Governance for Collibra Adoption

By Becky Lyons

The approach to data governance must fit the needs of the organization. To ensure people can adopt new processes easily, they must be tailored to be as understandable, easy to follow, and impactful as possible. Traditional and Agile Data Governance Traditional data governance is defensive and driven top down with an emphasis on risk mitigation. A centralized Data Governance Office…

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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 and tools — 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 and…

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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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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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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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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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Customer Wheel
October 20, 2020

Four Ways a Customer MDM Hub Can Add Value

By Becky Lyons

Today, teams around the world are using advanced technology to engage in significant efforts to better understand their customers and improve relationships. This enables teams to improve their overall customer experience across multiple touchpoints and, thereby, increase customer retention. Maintaining a solid customer base can help organizations to steadily grow their business, drive efficiencies and attain better business to improve…

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Adoption with Change Management
October 15, 2020

Align Technology Adoption with Change Management

By Becky Lyons

Adoption of any new technology requires change, and while change can be difficult, it doesn’t have to be. Successful implementation of a technology like Collibra requires the adoption of users who may need support to do so. This is where change management comes in, and can help people adjust to thinking differently about how information is used. Change management not…

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August 21, 2020

Engage the Right People at the Right Time

By Becky Lyons

In our experience, we know that people will support what they help create. In order to drive Collibra adoption in the best way possible, stakeholders must be involved with decision-making throughout the implementation – which means stakeholders need to be engaged before implementation starts. The true value of Collibra is actualized when it is used regularly by people in the…

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July 23, 2020

Focus on the Value Case for Driving Adoption

By Becky Lyons

“What’s in it for me?” The answer to this question not only helps to determine the value case for your organization’s initial driver for purchasing Collibra, but it can also be essential to increasing usage and adoption while reinforcing the ongoing value of making the change. Understanding what is valuable Focusing on the value case involves several steps to understand…

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Collibra Implementation
June 19, 2020

Mind the Gap – Going from Collibra Implementation to Enterprise Adoption

By Becky Lyons

If your organization has invested in Collibra to enable data governance and metadata management, you’re one step closer to expediting speed to insight and making data intelligence meaningful. While the tool itself is powerful, its real value is actualized when people choose to use it to do their work more efficiently and effectively. This choice is adoption — and adoption…

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