Data Governance

Data Governance

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

1st Edition - July 27, 2012

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  • Author: John Ladley
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123978486

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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.

Key Features

  • Provides a complete overview of the data governance lifecycle, that can help you discern technology and staff needs
  • Specifically aimed at managers who need to implement a data governance program at their company
  • Includes case studies to detail ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ in real-world situations


IT Managers, CIOs, Data and Enterprise Architects as well as Compliance professionals

Table of Contents

  • Dedication




    Chapter 1. Introduction


    Chapter 2. Definitions and concepts

    Concepts behind Data Governance

    Data Governance and Governance


    Other Terms

    Some Final Core Concepts

    Information Asset Management


    Chapter 3. Overview of a data governance program

    Data Governance Program Overview

    The Scope of Data Governance

    Elements of Data Governance Programs

    The CSFs for Data Governance


    Chapter 4. The data governance business case

    The Business Case

    Objectives of the Business Case for DG

    Contents of the Business Case

    The Process to Build the Case


    Chapter 5. Process overview for deploying data governance

    The DG “Methodology”

    Process Overview

    Scope and Initiation



    Align and Business Value

    Functional Design

    Governing Framework Design

    Road Map

    Rollout and Sustain

    DG Overview Summary

    Core Success Factors

    Chapter 6. Scope and initiation



    Chapter 7. Assess



    Chapter 8. Vision



    Chapter 9. Align and business value



    Chapter 10. Functional design



    Chapter 11. Governing framework design



    Chapter 12. Road map



    Chapter 13. Rollout and sustain



    Chapter 14. Data governance artifacts and tools

    Chapter 15. Final remarks


    The Value of Data Governance

    The Critical Success Factors

    Appendix 1

    Appendix 2

    Appendix 3: Data Governance Charters Template

    Appendix 4: Data Governance Orientation and ongoing knowledge transfer template

    Appendix 5

    Appendix 6: Stakeholder Analysis

    Appendix 7: Leadership Alignment Assessment

    Appendix 8: Communications Plan

    Appendix 9: Training Plan Example

    Appendix 10: Post-rollout Checklist


Product details

  • No. of pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2012
  • Published: July 27, 2012
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123978486

About the Author

John Ladley

John Ladley is a business thought leader and recognized authority in all aspects of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) with 35 years’ experience in planning, project management, improving IT organizations and successful implementation of information systems. John has led teams focused on improving a client’s business results through business intelligence, information management and data governance. John is widely published. John frequently writes and speaks on a variety of technology and data topics. His information management experience is balanced between strategic technology planning, project management and practical application of technology to business problems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal of IMCue Solutions, Editor of the Data Strategy Journal

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  • RobCozijnsen Thu Dec 12 2019

    Data governance

    Good book; a bit outdated and could be better to read

  • IGNACIO O. Wed May 16 2018

    Data Governance

    Excellent reading for anyone interested in understanding Data Governance, this is one of the most comprehensive book I’ve seen on the topic.