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Data Stewardship

An Actionable Guide to Effective Data Management and Data Governance

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.


Data Stewards and Data Governance Professionals

Paperback, 248 Pages

Published: September 2013

Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann

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


  • Introduction

    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


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