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A Look at the Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM)

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by Paul Williams “He who doesn’t lay his foundations before hand, may by great abilities do so afterward, although with great trouble to the architect and danger.” – Machiavelli Machiavelli’s prescient quote applies equally as well to the software development process today as it did regarding building architecture in 16th Century Italy. Getting software architecture…

So You Want To Be a Data Governance Manager?

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by Jody Ray Bennett How do companies keep track of the overflow of data in a technology driven market?  How can data be turned into an asset?  How does one discern good data from unusable data?  If you have a genuine interest in organizing data for profit, then perhaps you should consider the role of…

Implementing a Data Stewardship Committee

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by Angela Guess Pete Stiglich has written an article for the Perficient blog regarding the steps to implementing a Data Stewardship subcommittee within a Data Governance program. He writes, “A key initiative to be undertaken prior to instituting Data Stewardship at the enterprise level is to develop a Subject Area Model (SAM) – the 10,000…

Rethinking Master Data Management

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by Angela Guess Michele Goetz of Forrester has written an article discussing current thinking surrounding Master Data and how that thinking needs to be rebooted. She writes, “A common theme I hear from clients is that master data is about the linked data elements for a single record. No duplication or variation exists to drive…

Business Involvement in Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Craig Stedman of Search Data Management recently interviewed Danette McGilvray, President and Principal of Granite Falls Consulting regarding Data Governance best practices. Asked how important it is for the business to get involved in DG, McGilvray responded, “The short answer is that it’s very important. The caveat I’m going to make on…

RWDG Webinar: Master Data Management & Data Governance

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Real-World Data Governance: Master Data Management & Data Governance from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this recording, click HERE. About the Presentation There are many tools on the market that enable organizations to address their MDM and DG concerns.  The challenge facing many organizations is to bring these two disciplines and the tools…

RWDG Slides: Master Data Management & Data Governance

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Real-World Data Governance: Master Data Management & Data Governance from DATAVERSITY To view the recording of this webinar, click HERE.   About the Presentation There are many tools on the market that enable organizations to address their MDM and DG concerns.  The challenge facing many organizations is to bring these two disciplines and the tools…

Open Data is Driving Enhanced Data Management Practices in Government

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by Rod MacPherson I recently hosted an Executive Breakfast Seminar on Open Data in Ottawa, Canada and was pleasantly surprised by the greater than expected turnout by senior government personnel wanting to learn more about the risk, challenges, opportunities and benefits of Canada’s Open Government Action Plan.  (see data.gc.ca) Like many other jurisdictions, including 30…

Where Are All the Data Scientists?

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by Angela Guess Josette Rigsby of CMSWire reports that a new Jaspersoft study further underscores the current lack of skilled data scientists. She writes, “Business intelligence platform provider Jaspersoft has released a new survey that examines how companies across the globe are using big data analytics… The data shows 62 percent of respondents plan to implement big…

Tips to Improve Your Data Governance Strategy

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by Angela Guess Todd Harris of Aveska recently shared three tips for enhancing Data Governance strategy. The first tip is to involve business users: “For data modelers and architects, it’s tempting to go it alone, but important to involve those who initiate the need for data governance. That is, those who might know a few things…