Data Governance

How to Design, Deploy and Sustain an Effective Data Governance Program


  • John Ladley, Principal of IMCue Solutions, Editor of the Data Strategy Journal

This book is for any manager or team leader that has the green light to implement a data governance program. The problem of managing data continues to grow with issues surrounding cost of storage, exponential growth, as well as administrative, management and security concerns - the solution to being able to scale all of these issues up is data governance which provides better services to users and saves money. What you will find in this book is an overview of why data governance is needed, how to design, initiate, and execute a program and how to keep the program sustainable. With the provided framework and case studies you will be enabled and educated in launching your very own successful and money saving data governance program.
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IT Managers, CIOs, Data and Enterprise Architects as well as Compliance professionals


Book information

  • Published: July 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-415829-0

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

2. Definition

Core Concepts

E for Enterprise

Business Program

Evolution vs. Revolution

Things will change

3. Data Governance Program Overview

The Scope and Components of Data Governance

The CSFs for Data Governance

Elements of the programs

Business Role

Scope - What governed

Organization - Who governs

Process - How Data is Governed

Process - What is Governed?



Principles and Policies


Culture and IMM

Ownership and Accountability

EIM Frameworks and Architectures

Day in the Life

4. The Business Case


Problems corrected

Cost Considerations / Balance sheet and Income statement

5. Components of DG

Executing DG - an Overview

Core Success Factors

DG and EIM Programs Process Overview

DG Overview Summary

6. Scope

Case Study Introduction

7. Assess

8. Align and business case

9. Functional design

10. Organization design

11. Deploy

12. Sustain

13. Executing DG - Practical Guide

Project plan templates

Critical document templates

14. Summary