Case Studies & Best Practices

Data Governance Success Story: Interview with Chris Deger

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by John Ladley We interviewed Chris Deger for this issue. Chris Deger headed the data governance program at Wachovia Bank and managed some pretty impressive accomplishments.  Given that full life cycle implementation of data governance is still rare, Chris had our full attention.  Although the statements represented in this interview illustrate Wachovia Bank’s data governance efforts,…

Data Service Design: Designing an Interface

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by Doug Stacey If you are anything like me, as a data professional you’ve experienced many frustrations in your career due primarily to things that have occurred or choices that were made long before you were around (over which you had no influence and with which you must now live). However, with the recent popularity…

Six Sigma and MDM

by Joe Danielewicz Master Data Management (MDM) programs are inherently risky because they are long running and span several business functions. Business thinks Master Data quality is an IT problem and IT knows MDM won’t succeed without Business ownership. Applying Six Sigma methodologies helps you manage a challenging program using well understood management techniques that serve…