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

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,…

Organizational Change Management: Get to the “Hard Stuff” and Make Your Case

In my article, That “Soft” Stuff is Really the Hard Stuff, I shared common objectives to organizational change management. I also offered compelling statistics to show the benefits for including OCM in enterprise information management initiatives — like saving time and money, as well as greater program success. Now let’s discuss how people react to change and how that’s likely to impact your business.

Organizational Change Management: That “Soft” Stuff is Really the Hard Stuff

Your organization, like most others, is likely facing change. It’s a constant these days. You can’t escape it. You make sure you have the right leaders in place to drive the change effort. You invest in good project management. You identify what process or technology needs to change. And you go for it. After months of hard work, you implement the new information management solution — e.g., a data warehouse, an EIM strategy, data governance or Master Data Management.

5-Step Process to Align a Data-Driven Organization

I attended Enterprise Data World in San Diego a couple weeks back (read my wrap-up post) and was excited to present on a topic I feel quite passionate about: How to rally an organization around the importance of being data-driven. Based on the positive feedback I received, I thought it would be useful to share some of the key takeaways from that session.