Why DG Fails (or is a success in progress)06/18/2019
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Sometimes it is easier to see why something fails than why something is successful. As many wise people have said:

Since Data Governance in facilitated through the often-complicated alignment of people, process and technology, you are bound to see a number of hurdles as you implement a program. Change is hard, and these hurdles often mean your program is on the right track, or a success in progress. See the hurdle as part of the process and do not be deterred to keep going.

Hurdles

There are many reasons why data governance fails or is a success in progress. But the cause is more often than not one of the following:

 

Guidelines

If any of the hurdles above sound familiar, just remember that they do not mean failure, rather your data governance journey is still a success in progress. To overcome these hurdles, keep in mind the following principles as you rollout data governance in your organization:

Break out of Silos

Don’t just implement a top down model of committees, charters and policies. You need to create a data governance network by promoting data and analytics community building. This means providing education for all staff to really understand and interact with the data, and see how their involvement is meaningful to them and the organization.

Make Data Actionable

The value of data comes from your actions. If you want business adoption you need to include the business metadata of requirements, usage, benchmarks, goals, thresholds, etc. and not just focus on data definitions. This will make the data meaningful to your business and help them use it to drive decision-making.

Facilitate Don’t Police

We need to focus our energy on creating the right environment for people to do more with data, instead of focusing that energy on policing and enforcing. That means making:

 

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