Data-governance programs focus on authority and accountability for the management of data as a valued organizational asset. Data Governance should not be about command-and-control, yet at times could become invasive or threatening to the work, people, and culture of an organization. This book focuses on formalizing existing accountability for the management of data and improving formal communications, protection, and quality efforts through effective stewarding of data resources.
The book provides frameworks for business, operational, and technology leaders that are simple and effective in managing data. Many data offices have challenges in actively managing data and deriving consistent value from the data science, Bigdata, and reporting programs. While few challenges can be cultural, some can be related to the way the people are enabled or toolsets are pulled for self-service. The handbook provides proven approaches to either start managing data with simple frameworks or to mature the existing practices as standard and nimble services.