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Data Governance

 

Data Governance aims to ensure the data/information resources are managed as an enterprise asset, in the same manner and with the same care and control as other valuable corporate assets, such as people, products and finances. The function of data governance designs and implements the necessary processes, systems, roles and responsibilities to ensure that all parts of the organization are working in cooperation with each other, to manage data effectively and consistently.

Implementing Data Governance across the enterprise is uncharted territory for most organisations, and therefore presents new challenges that require specialised skills. Among the steps that your organisation will have to undertake are:

  • Develop, publish, enact and maintain a set of Corporate Policies, Rules and Procedures on Data and Information Management.
  • Establish and allocate Roles and Responsibilities for Data Governance related tasks, such as Data Stewardship and Data Custodianship.
  • Train and enable staff to understand and execute their Data Governance responsibilities.
  • Ensure that a cohesive Data and Information Architecture is implemented, linking the Data Model and the Business Model to identify ALL places where information is defined, created, modified and used.
  • Keep an Audit Trail of all data movement and monitor the quality status of the various data domains.
  • Implement appropriate Data Management KPIs and reporting mechanisms.

How can InfoBluePrint help?

 

InfoBluePrint are Information Management specialists who understand the challenges of implementing Data Governance. InfoBluePrint will design and assist with the implementation of sustainable processes, systems and roles to support Data Governance across the organisation.

  • Information Management Maturity Assessments to ascertain the information management capability existing within the organisation that can be leveraged to establish and formalise the Data Governance function.
  • Data Management Strategy development: as-is, to-be, gap and gap closure.
  • Definition, implementation and monitoring of Data Governance policies and business rules that will be applied to govern the data.
  • The design and implementation of the Data Management processes, procedures, roles responsibilities and supporting systems that will be used to manage the data.
  • Education and coaching of all levels of staff regarding the roles required to support and implement the Data Governance function to ensure that it is well understood and accepted, including training of Data Stewards.The critical aspect of behaviour change can be achieved through our programme for staff coaching and performance measurement & incentives.
  • A formal Data Governance Programme is required in order to comply with the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) legislation. To address this specific Data Governance imperative InfoBluePrint have developed a POPI Readiness Evaluation exercise whereby key areas required for POPI compliance are assessed and actions required are prioritised.