Description

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.

Key Features

  • Provides clear and concise practical advice on implementing and running data stewardship, including guidelines on how to organize based on company structure, business functions, and data ownership
  • Shows how to gain support for your stewardship effort, maintain that support over the long-term, and measure the success of the data stewardship effort and report back to management
  • Includes detailed lists of responsibilities for each type of data steward and strategies to help the Data Governance Program Office work effectively with the data stewards

Readership

Data Stewards and Data Governance Professionals

Table of Contents

Dedication

In praise of Data Stewardship: An Actionable Guide to Effective Data Management and Data Governance

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Foreword

Introduction

Problem Statement

Roles of the Data Steward in Managed Data

What this Book Covers

What is not in this Book

Who Needs this Book?

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

Introduction

What is Data Governance?

What is Data Stewardship?

Overall Goals of Data Stewardship

Moving Data to a Governed State

The Three P’s: Policies, Processes, and Procedures

How Data Stewardship Fits into Data Governance

The Overall Data Governance Organization

Summary

Chapter 2. Understanding the Types of Data Stewardship

Introduction

Business Data Stewards

Technical Data Stewards

Project Data Stewards

Domain Data Stewards

Operational Data Stewards

Summary

Chapter 3. Data Stewardship Roles and Responsibilities

Introduction

Data Stewardship Council

Enterprise Data Steward

Business Data Stewards

Domain Data Stewards

Project Data Stewards

Technical Data Stewards

Operational Data Stewards

Summary

Chapter 4. Implementing Data Stewardship

Introduction

Championing and Communicating Data Stewardship

Gaining Support from Above and Below

Understanding the Organization

Organizing Data Stewards

Figuring Out Your Starting Point

Summary

Chapter 5. Training Business Data Stewards

Introduction

Curricula for Training Business Data Stewards

Metadata for Key Business Data Elements

Uses of Data

Introduction to Data Stewardship Processes

Tools of the Trade

Training for Data Quali

Details

No. of pages:
248
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Morgan Kaufmann
eBook ISBN:
9780124104457
Print ISBN:
9780124103894

About the author

David Plotkin

David Plotkin is an Advisory Consultant for EMC2, working in Enterprise Information Management. He is responsible for leading efforts at client companies to plan and implement Data Governance both as stand-alone efforts and as part of other initiatives such as Data Quality improvement and Master Data Management. He has previously managed Data Governance at an insurance company and managed data quality at two large banks. He has been working with data governance, data modeling, metadata and data quality for over 20 years. He is a popular speaker at DAMA chapters and conferences, and serves as a subject matter expert on many topics around metadata, data governance, and data quality.

Affiliations and Expertise

,Advisory Consultant for EMC2, working in Enterprise Information Management

Reviews

"...an excellent guide for any organization that involves user data management and protection…I would recommend it to any organization with data stewardship needs."--Computing Reviews, Data Stewardship

"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