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Congratulations to Sallie Mae’s Chief Data Steward!

What a great week for those of us working in the data wold! Barbara Deemer, Chief Data Steward at Sallie Mae, was named the winner of the First Annual Data Stewards Day “Stewie” award, announced on 10.11.11. (Get it the humor in the date...

Posted October 17, 2011    

Turning Frameworks Into Strategies

Just read a brilliant post by Dylan Jones called “A Framework is not a Strategy.” It was in response to a comman Data Quality Pro community member question: “we’re launching a data quality/ migration project, which frameworks do you recommend...

Posted October 16, 2011    

Martha Stewart and Data-Centricity

One of the LinkedIn Groups I participate in has spent the past two months discussing the following question: “Respect for data - are we beginning to see a shift from application centric to data centric enterprises? Has the revolution started or...

Posted June 3, 2011    

Looking for (data) love in all the wrong places

I just had dinner with a friend who works with customer data for a new line of business (LOB) for a very large and established company. My friend - I’ll call him John - was brought on board to help with the transition when the...

Posted May 23, 2011    

Governance of the People? Of the Data? For the …

Just read Julie Hunt’s blog on the connections between business process and data governance. Interesting.  http://preview.tinyurl.com/proc1hunt. In it, she quotes Rob Karel of Forrester from a blog entry last December, saying “Data...

Posted May 20, 2011    

Reference/Master Data Management Opportunity for All of Us

Raise your hand if your programs have ever struggled with the ”official names” of organizations. Wow! Did you hear that WHOOSH around the world? Yep, it’s a universal problem, with big, big consequences. Finally, someone is doing...

Posted May 17, 2011    

Data Governance & Quality Rock Stars

One of my clients used to affectionately call me a Rock Star. Why? Because of a Bon Jovi documentary in which he talked frankly about life on the road - travel, being away from family and friends, sleeping in hotel rooms, having to give too much...

Posted May 16, 2011    

Data Governance Capabilities

Been following (and finally participating in) an interesting, thoughtful, thought-provoking online discussion about the similarities / differences of BA and BI. (Business Analytics and Business Intelligence.) About a dozen comments that can be...

Posted April 11, 2011    

Carl Hiassen, Drama, and Data Governance

Just finished listening to an interview with the great writer Carl Hiassen, a fellow Floridian and chronicler of crazy. (It was on Public Radio, BTW - go Public Radio!)  The part of the interview I caught was on superstitions by writers -...

Posted March 16, 2011    

Governing Data vs Governing People

My friend David Plotkin, who is the Data Governance Manager of AAA of Northern California, Nevada, and Utah, reached out to me recently to restate something I’d said last summer at the MIT Information Quality Industry Symposium. He...

Posted February 10, 2011    

Net-centric Data Governance: Not for Sissies!

Recently I had occasion to once again pass along advice to “Consider removing some of the burden from management teams by utilizing a centralized, federated, or net-centric Data Governance Model.” This, as it often does, lead to a specific question...

Posted September 14, 2009    

From Baby-Sitting to Adoption - a Data Governance Perspective

Yesterday, Thomas L. Friedman posted an interesting New York Times op-ed column entitled “From Baby-Sitting to Adoption” about U.S. policy in Afghanistan. No, I am not going to comment on that. But today I heard Friedman say something cool on...

Posted September 6, 2009    

 

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