Archive | June, 2011

Top 2 Advise for Making Data Governance Sustainable

Establishing a data governance program is not easy: a company I talked to recently is now trying to do it again, hoping that the third time is charm. How to establish a sustainable data governance program? Much has been written in blogs and spoken in conferences on this topic, so I’m not going to produce […]

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You’ve defined your data governance program, so what?

Building a framework vs. institutionalizing the program

So you have a data governance program. Congratulations! Now you’re probably thinking about how you can measure the state of data governance in your enterprise moving forward. Perhaps you’ve compile a list of questions: How many layers of escalation are built into the framework? How many permanent council members versus virtual team members are engaged […]

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Bad data made me go digital

So, I have to admit it: Like most people, I’m a creature of habit. When I realized I was getting to the end of my trusty National® Brand 150-page lined account book (known to most people as a notebook), I fired up my browser to buy some replacements. Unfortunately, the company where we buy office […]

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Sagrada Familia

Building Data Cathedrals

On a recent trip to Barcelona, I did an exceedingly rare thing for a business trip: I went sight-seeing. The top of my list was Sagrada Familia, a gigantic modern cathedral designed by eccentric Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. After standing in line for nearly an hour to get in, I was fully prepared to be underwhelmed: […]

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I just love Lora Cecere

I confess. I just love Lora Cecere. I’ve been her client; she’s been my boss, and I call her a trusted friend and advisor. We’ve enjoyed conversations and exchanged ideas in hallways, convention centers, airports, taxi cabs, hotel bars and many restaurants across the country and gabfests by phone. One of my absolute favorite Lora […]

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