Data Stewardship

An Actionable Guide to Effective Data Management and Data Governance


  • David Plotkin, ,Advisory Consultant for EMC2, working in Enterprise Information Management

Data stewards in business and IT are the backbone of a successful data governance implementation because they do the work to make a company’s data trusted, dependable, and high quality. Data Stewardship explains everything you need to know to successfully implement the stewardship portion of data governance, including how to organize, train, and work with data stewards, get high-quality business definitions and other metadata, and perform the day-to-day tasks using a minimum of the steward’s time and effort. David Plotkin has loaded this book with practical advice on stewardship so you can get right to work, have early successes, and measure and communicate those successes, gaining more support for this critical effort.
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Data Stewards and Data Governance Professionals


Book information

  • Published: September 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-410389-4


"Much has been shared over the years about data stewardship, but David Plotkin’s Data Stewardship has been the real eye-opener for me.  His thoughts on stewardship make sense and his methods work.  I’m so glad he’s finally put his knowledge into a book - it’s exactly what the data stewardship community needs!"
-Sherry Michaels, Data Quality Program Manager, The Hartford Financial Services Group

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Data Stewardship and Data Governance: How They Fit Together

Chapter 2 Understanding the Types of Data Stewardship

Chapter 3 Stewardship Roles and Responsibilities

Chapter 4 Implementing Data Stewardship

Chapter 5 Training the Business Data Stewards

Chapter 6 Practical Data Stewardship

Chapter 7 The Important Roles of Data Stewards

Chapter 8 Measuring Data Stewardship Progress: The Metrics

Chapter 9 Rating Your Data Stewardship Maturity

Chapter 10 Summing it all up

Appendix A Example Definition and Derivation

Appendix B Sample Training Plan Outline