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agile data governance
November 13, 2018

Agile Data Governance: A Modern Approach for Self-Service Analytics

By Malcolm Chisholm

Data governance became mainstream around 2005 and has now become institutionalized in many organizations. Since it first became an enterprise-level activity, it has evolved to address emerging trends and concerns. With today’s big-data-fast reality, we are now at a point where a new generation of this practice is emerging: agile (or bottom-up) data governance. In its initial phase, data governance…

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Hot topics in Data Management
October 19, 2018

A Round-up of Our Hottest Data Management Articles

By FSFP

We started our blog back in April 2016, and today we’re celebrating our 100th article with a look back on the top five most popular ones, based on the highest number of views, reader comments and shares on social media. If you’re new to our blog, we cover a variety of topics (to date, more than 20) from our data…

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Focus on Ethics in Data Governance
June 28, 2018

It’s Time to Focus on Ethics in Data Governance

By Deborah Henderson

Ethical handling of data has historically been considered by the IT community to be the concern of public policy. Government, on the other hand, has assumed that the IT community was largely self-policing and the issues were …well… techy and complex. Historically, this has led to neither side fully addressing the considerations and complexities of ethical controls on data activities….

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What is metagovernance
June 21, 2018

Metagovernance for Collibra: Why Governing Governance is Critical

By FSFP

“Metagovernance” — or governing governance — is a concept that our Chief Innovation Officer Malcolm Chisholm has been discussing with our clients, particularly those who are using Collibra’s data governance platform. We asked Malcolm for an overview of the metagovernance concept, and here’s what he had to share. Why is metagovernance important? Companies that have a data governance program in…

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Data Governance Survey Results Infographic
December 20, 2017

Data Governance Survey Results [Infographic]

By FSFP

Earlier this year, we surveyed Data Governance practitioners to uncover who owns the governance program at their organization and what opportunities and obstacles they are facing. We shared survey respondents’ feedback in a State of Data Governance survey story on our blog and are highlighting key findings in a new infographic. The Data Governance survey covered roles and responsibilities, governance…

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Data Governance pitfalls by Kelle O'Neal at First San Francisco Partners
December 19, 2017

Data Governance Best Practices: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid

By Kelle O'Neal

Are you at the early stages of planning a Data Governance initiative at your company? Did you start implementing a governance program, only to see progress stall? If your Data Governance journey is not quite what you expected it to be, you can get back on track by following time-tested best practices — and sidestepping common pitfalls. These are the…

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First San Francisco Partners Data Governance Case Study
October 10, 2017

Data Governance and MDM Address Customer Data Issues [Case Study]

By FSFP

Establishing a Data Governance program can be a challenge for any large company. Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, was no exception. With offices throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia and a long history of acquisitions, Schneider Electric was faced with customer data issues that were having a measurable impact on its business operations. Schneider Electric…

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Recruit a Winning Data Governance Team
October 04, 2017

Recruit a Winning Data Governance Team

By FSFP

It’s football season, and that has us thinking about the elements of a great, winning team. Renowned football coach Vince Lombardi, who knew a lot about success on and off the field, once said: “Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” And we’d like…

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State of Data Governance Survey Results from First San Francisco Partners
September 22, 2017

“State of Data Governance” Survey Results

By FSFP

Last month, we conducted a “State of Data Governance” survey to better understand what companies are doing to respond to the evolving data landscape. Our questions focused on Data Governance, management and lineage in the organization. Our clients and contacts received the survey, and we heard back from individuals at nearly 60 organizations across the U.S. Our Data Governance (DG) survey…

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Data Architecture and Data Governance: What's the Relationship?
August 24, 2017

Data Architecture and Data Governance: What’s the Relationship?

By Kelle O'Neal

Batman and Robin. Hans Solo and Chewbacca. Mario and Luigi. Just like these famous pairings, so it is for Data Architecture and Data Governance — they’re aligned to support each other in a variety of ways. What’s tops on this data management duo’s list? Their shared goal of creating standards and guidelines to support the enterprise (think: increasing operational efficiency,…

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Data governance do's and don'ts from First San Francisco Partners
August 01, 2017

For Data Governance Success, Focus on These Do’s and Don’ts

By FSFP

If you’re struggling to implement a successful and sustainable Data Governance program at your organization, you’re in good company. Many companies repeatedly initiate Data Governance (DG) efforts because their first attempt stalled out or fell flat. Another common scenario: a governance program gets off the ground, but the DG area find it challenging to sustain the program and/or demonstrate its…

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July 19, 2017

This is What it Takes to Effectively Communicate a Data Governance Program

By FSFP

Effective communication is key for the launch of any large-scale organizational effort. For firms implementing a new (or revamping an old) Data Governance program, communication may play an even greater role. That’s because Data Governance (DG) can be a foreign-sounding or intimidating term to employees. When you communicate what’s in it for them and why it’s important to govern data,…

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Data Governance Training for Data Education Month
March 15, 2017

Celebrate “Data Education Month” With Our Data Governance Course

By FSFP

DATAVERSITY recently declared March as Data Education Month. We also support the idea of giving data management professionals access to educational tools, training and content. That’s why we’re featuring the Data Governance training course we created with DATAVERSITY — and offering a 25% discount when you purchase it this month.

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The Missing Piece(s) in Data Governance
February 16, 2017

The Missing Piece(s) in Data Governance

By Angie Pribor

I’ve been a data governance practitioner and consultant working with clients for more than 17 years now. I’m growing more concerned about something and wonder if you’re seeing it, too. It’s the lack of goals, measures and incentives for the people responsible for key data governance roles. Data governance, as a practice, is no longer a new concept. We’ve been at this for some time now … so, why are we still in a new-concept state?

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