DGIQ Agile Data Governance Tutorial

I was thrilled to be able to do a full day tutorial at DGIQ in San Diego on Agile Data Governance. These are two topics I am very passionate about. Our session ended up being full of group discussions, great interactions and hands on activities. We had several people who had early flights, so...

Agile Data Governance

Agile and Lean took the IT industry by storm starting in the early 2000s. My first introduction was in the mid-2000’s when my boss told me we were moving from waterfall to Agile and I was to help another co worker accomplish it. Through a lot of training, education, consultation with experts, trials, tribulations, and...

Understanding Information Governance Stakeholders

Governance stewardship models are frequent components of Information Governance and Data Governance initiatives. The basic premise is that there should be clear understanding of what department(s) have the stewardship role for any given subject area of information or data. The governance stewardship model is an effort to assign responsibility and accountability over the integrity...

Defining the Information Governance Classification Structure

Information Governance efforts within today’s organizations have to deal with potentially tens of thousands of data elements. Our experience within banking shows that it is not uncommon to find 20,000+ uniquely named data elements across the organization when looking both at production systems, and the proliferation of end-user computing tools or spreadsheets. It turned...

Maintaining awareness of the source and use of information assets

An effective Information Governance Architecture can provide the fundamental awareness of the source and use of data and information assets across the organization. An awareness matrix similar to the one shown provides a valuable communication tool that we use during Information Governance facilitation sessions. This matrix shows the visualization of the governance stakeholders of...

The Information Governance Architecture

The Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEA) was one of the initial governance frameworks that showed security and privacy as a construct traversing all tiers of an Enterprise Architecture. FEA included other disciplines in their cross-architecture framework such as project management, capital planning, etc. MetaGovernance proposes that the Information Governance Architecture framework, like the Security...

Key elements of an Information Governance program

Effective information governance provides the linkage between business demands for information and the oversight of risk, compliance, and quality of underlying information and data assets. This starts with an overarching framework that encapsulates data, information, reporting applications, controls, and organizational stewardship into a trusted platform of information for business operations and disclosure. This needs...

The business side of Information Governance

Information Governance becomes a competitive game changer when the focus is top-down, business-driven, technology-enabled and integrated tightly into the value chain of an organization.  The Information Governance framework provides a paradigm shift that moves governance from a back-office risk reduction to boardroom revenue generation strategies and management execution. Learning organizations realizes how to treat...