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Data Stewardship - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128221327

Data Stewardship

2nd Edition

An Actionable Guide to Effective Data Management and Data Governance

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Author: David Plotkin
Paperback ISBN: 9780128221327
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st November 2020
Page Count: 300
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Data Stewardship, Second Edition, provides clear, concise and practical advice on implementing and running data stewardship, including guidelines on how to organize based on organizational/company structure, business functions and data ownership. The book shows data managers how to gain support for a stewardship effort, maintain that support over the long-term, and measure the success of a data stewardship effort. It 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.

Data stewards in any organization are the backbone of a successful data governance implementation because they do the work to make data trusted, dependable, and high quality. Since the publication of the first edition, there have been several critical new developments in the field, such as integrating Data Stewardship into project management, handling Data Stewardship in large international companies, handling Big Data and Data Lakes, and most importantly, a pivot in the overall thinking around the best way to perform data stewardship – moving from business/organizational function to data domain.

Key Features

  • Features an enhanced section on data governance/stewardship structure for companies that do business internationally, including the structure of business terms to account for country differences
  • Outlines the advantages and disadvantages of data domains, details on suggested domains, domain structures, and governance by data domains
  • Integrates data governance into project methodology, defining roles on a project, adding DG tasks to the WBS, and discussing how to include DG in the PMO
  • Investigates additional important roles for Data Stewards related to Data Lineage, Process Risk Management, and Data Lifecycle Management


Data science and data engineering professionals as well as researchers and engineers who need to ensure consistent, accurate and reliable data across their company, lab, hospital, etc.

Table of Contents

1 Data Stewardship and Data Governance: How They Fit Together
2 Understanding the Types of Data Stewardship
3 Data Stewardship Roles and Responsibilities
4 Implementing Data Stewardship
5 Training Business Data Stewards
6 Practical Data Stewardship
7 Important Roles of Data Stewards
8 Measuring Data Stewardship Progress: The Metrics
9 Rating Your Data Stewardship Maturity
10 Big Data Stewardship and Data Lakes
11 Governing and Stewarding your Data using Data Domains
12 Summing It All Up

A: Example Definition and Derivation
B: Sample Training Plan Outlines


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About the Author

David Plotkin

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.

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Advisory Consultant, EMC2, working in Enterprise Information Management

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