What Works Series Slides: A Modern Approach to Data Governance: How to Deliver Value Fast

Has your data governance program failed to gain traction? Is it struggling to deliver value? Do business people shy away from data governance meetings and responsibilities? If so, don't worry: many data governance initiatives fail to deliver real value. They are generally poorly organized, lack focus, and are perceived as extra work by employees.

This session will introduce a new approach to data governance we call governance by design. This methodology bakes governance tasks into the project plan of a strategic initiative. This has many advantages: data governance becomes part of the normal workflow,  not an external program to manage; users see an immediate impact and don't question the value of data governance; and approach generates better data and a culture of governance. This session will describe data governance by design and provide tips on how to apply the methodology.

You Will Learn:

  • Why most data governance programs fail

  • How governance by design methodology addresses traditional shortcomings

  • How to gain adoption for data governance by design approach

  • A case study of how one company implemented data governance by design

Host and Moderator: Wayne Eckerson, President and Lead Consultant, Eckerson Group 

Consultant: Sean Hewitt, Senior Consultant

About the What Works Series:

The What Works Series provides data and analytics leaders practical advice about how to succeed in key areas: data strategy, data architecture, data governance, data literacy, self-service analytics, and emerging technology approaches. These interactive sessions are delivered by Eckerson Group consultants who collectively have 200+ years of data & analytics experience. The sessions are unsponsored, enabling our experts to offer the unvarnished truth about trends, tools, and technology unfiltered by software vendors.

Wayne Eckerson

Wayne Eckerson is an internationally recognized thought leader in the business intelligence and analytics field. He is a sought-after consultant and noted speaker who thinks critically, writes clearly and presents...

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