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We've been having an intersting conversation with clients and internally about the baggage associated with Data Governance. As much as we (the data people) try, the business thinks it is a necessary, but the commitment, participation, and application of it is considered a burden worth avoiding. They wonder, "Is this really helping me?" Even CIOs roll their eyes and have to be chased down when the data governance topic comes up. They can't even sell it to the business.

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Comments (3)
H R: I agree that education is crucial around data governance. Using every opportunity to do so reinforces the best practice. What we need to be careful of is not getting bogged down in the process. The process for data and tools is the role of IT. However, in a business lead data governance effort, the process has to be oriented around value - risk mitigation and business strategy. The issue to date is that even when the business is involved and 'leading', they often look and operate closer to a shadow IT shop than a business unity. This creates stagnation and limited effectiveness - not to mention no real commitment from sr. leadership. Positioning data governance in terms of certification (and I think it goes beyond an audit) is more than a marketing ploy, it changes data governance efforts fundamentally from data form factor to data value. You treat data not as an artifact of the business but as a core unit of the business.
Posted by Michele G | Tuesday, April 22 2014 at 10:39AM ET
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