Data Governance Program

Data Governance Program

Limit the risks with a well-tuned Data Governance Program

Data Governance is about taking control of your data and the data that flows in and out of your organization by establishing the governing body, policies, standards and practices that enable your organization to take accountability for the “data-related matters” of your business. Data Governance is a business discipline that, if done right, engages all employees and business partners across the information life cycle – from IT collaborating with business areas to define, architect and treat data as a shared and reusable enterprise asset, to the employee following proper procedures to ensure that data is captured at the source, correctly following a data steward’s data quality rules, to everyone involved in the handling of information to ensure that data is properly safeguarded and secured.

Take Control of Your Data:

  • Optimize your information life cycle
  • Spend less time finding, validating, reconciling, explaining, defending, and manually integrating your data to compensate for decades without data governance.
  • Spend more time doing value-added analytics
  • Ease efforts to gain access to trusted data that is fit for use
  • Optimize your BI resources and your business decision making
  • Limit exposure and risks

CATCH Intelligence can help kick-start your organization’s data governance program and get it off on the right foot or help you take your governance efforts to the next level.  We can help you evaluate your current environment and decide where to get the greatest value for your data governance efforts. CATCH can help lay out a plan to build your data governance program’s foundation and guide the associated cultural changes necessary to achieve long term, sustained commitment to it. We can also help your organization establish measures of success and position your program for a journey of continuous improvement.

All governance programs share the same goals:

  • Enable decision making
  • Reduce operational friction
  • Protect the needs of the stakeholders
  • Train management and staff to adapt common approaches
  • Build standards and processes
  • Reduce the costs and increase the effectiveness
  • Ensure transparency

Usually Governance programs appear in an organization when it reaches a certain maturity level.

The scope of a Data Governance program can be very wide and needs to be carefully defined in order to provide the benefits the organization is looking for. It also requires specific expertise in order to implement “data governance” in a successful way and to transform the data existing in the organization into a real asset.

CATCH Intelligence has the knowledge and the proven experience to take your Data Governance program to the next level.

Benefits of Data Governance
  • Limit the risks with common data definitions and enforced data standards
  • Comply with legal standards and regulations
  • Define clear data ownership as well as clear security policies and best practices to limit data loss and theft
  • Defines the decision process as well as the roles and responsibilities of all the stakeholders involved

Achieve the following objectives:

  • Increase revenue and value
  • Manage costs and complexity
  • Ensure survival through attention to risk and vulnerabilities
Key Deliverables:
  • Data Governance Overview Presentation – Education to Executive level sponsors and Core Data Governance Team
  • Data Governance Charter (Mission, Vision, Objectives, Roles & Responsibilities)
  • Enterprise Information Management Guiding Principles
  • Initial Scope for the Data Governance Program and Pilot Project
  • Communication Plan
  • Data Governance Org Structure (Decision Making Authority) Defined/Confirmed (Executive and Work Group Levels)
  • Data Governance Work Group formed to include business and I/T leaders and subject matter experts
  • Overview of the traditional roles and responsibilities of being a Data Steward provided to the Data Governance Work Group
  • Data Governance Meeting Structure and Agenda Template
  • Data Governance Work Group Meetings following the standard agenda
  • Data Governance Issue Intake and Tracking Process
  • Initial Data Governance Toolset Strategy
  • Initial Business Glossary (Standard Definitions for Key Concepts and Terms)
  • Pilot Project under Data Governance (Consulting/Mentoring)
  • Client Organization Self-sufficient in running Data Governance Meetings
  • Pilot Lessons Learned
  • Plan for the Next Release
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