I’m always interested in how current concepts and trends tend to define themselves among more mature concepts, often sacrificing shared goals and methods on the altar of differentiation. Rather than drawing parallels as a means of accelerating understanding and adoption of the newer concept, it seems as if comparative analysis to tried and true concepts is an undesired crutch until the newer concept is vetted and accepted within the industry of its own right.

Such is the case with the newer concept of data governance and established principles and methods of business process management (BPM). We are left to break down the terminology to the core concepts and figure out what in fact is complementary versus unique. Considering the definitions of each is a good starting point:

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