During this episode, I discuss the practical aspects of doing data governance with John Ladley, the author of the excellent book Data Governance: How to Design, Deploy and Sustain an Effective Data Governance Program. Our discussion includes understanding the difference and relationship between data governance and information management, the importance of establishing principles before creating policies, data stewardship, and three critical success factors for data governance.
John Ladley is a business technology thought leader with 30 years of experience in improving organizations through the successful implementation of information systems. He is a recognized authority in the use and implementation of business intelligence and enterprise information management (EIM).
John Ladley is the author of Making EIM Work for Business, and frequently writes and speaks on a variety of technology and enterprise information management topics. His information management experience is balanced between strategic technology planning, project management, and, most important, the practical application of technology to business problems.
Doing Data Governance
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Win a copy of the Book
John Ladley wants to give one OCDQ Radio listener a free copy of his book Data Governance: How to Design, Deploy and Sustain an Effective Data Governance Program.
Here is how the book contest will work:
(1) Book Contest Question — During this OCDQ Radio episode, what metaphor did John Ladley use in order to explain the difference between data governance and information management?
(2) Book Contest Deadline — By or before March 31, 2013, Email Jim Harris with your answer to the book contest question.
(3) Book Contest Winner — In April 2013, one winner will be randomly selected from the emails containing the correct answer to the contest question, and John Ladley will email the winner requesting a postal address for sending a free copy of the book.
Related OCDQ Radio Episodes
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- Making EIM Work for Business — Guest John Ladley discusses his book Making EIM Work for Business, exploring what makes information management, not just useful, but valuable to the enterprise.
- Data Governance Star Wars — Special Guests Rob Karel and Gwen Thomas joined this extended, and Star Wars themed, discussion about how to balance bureaucracy and business agility during the execution of data governance programs.
- The Data Governance Imperative — Guest Steve Sarsfield discusses his book The Data Governance Imperative, exploring the business value of data quality, the characteristics of a data champion, and creating effective data quality scorecards.
- Data Driven — Guest Tom Redman (aka the “Data Doc”) discusses concepts from one of my favorite data quality books, which is his most recent book Data Driven: Profiting from Your Most Important Business Asset.
- The Johari Window of Data Quality — Guest Martin Doyle discusses helping people better understand their data and assess its business impacts, not just the negative impacts of bad data quality, but also the positive impacts of good data quality.
- Studying Data Quality — Guest Gordon Hamilton discusses the key concepts from recommended data quality books, including those which he has implemented in his career as a data quality practitioner.