PM2: A 7 Step Approach to Data Governance Covering Technical and Behavioral Aspects
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  Len Silverston   Len Silverston
Universal Data Models, LLC


Monday, April 28, 2014
01:30 PM - 04:45 PM

Level:  Business/Strategic

While it is important to have a practical methodology for data governance, it is also critical to understand the personal, cultural, and political environment and consciously employing proven principles to enable success. This seminar will first talk about key steps of a data governance programs including how to:
  • Develop and gain buy-in for a charter
  • Set up an organizational structure and roles and responsibilities
  • Gather requirements for data governance
  • Identify issues
  • Define data and rules
  • Develop metrics and monitor data
  • Define solutions including developing new policies, processes, and resolutions to issues
Then, the seminar will cover principles, tools, techniques and exercises regarding the human, cultural, behavioral, and political aspects of data governance. The instructor will share various insights, showing pitfalls of where data governance efforts can and have gone off course as well as sharing keys to successful data governance efforts.

There will be interactive exercises where participants can practice handling difficult issues that commonly arise by applying principles leading to effective data governance.

Participants of this seminar will gain:

  • An understanding of how to set up the key activities for a data governance program.
  • An understanding of political and cultural factors for which successful data governance teams need to be aware and prepared.
  • Tools, principles and techniques to enable data governance such as keys in understanding motivations, facilitating a common vision, developing trust, and managing conflict.
  • Stories of how culture and politics either killed or fostered data governance.
  • Exercises allowing participants to practice overcoming challenges that data governance professionals often face.
  • Education and experience in preparing for cultural and political challenges as well as applying powerful techniques for developing more effective environments, in this non-threatening classroom setting.

Len Silverston is a best-selling author, consultant, and speaker with over 30 years of experience helping organizations in data governance and data management. Mr. Silverston is an internationally acclaimed expert and thought leader in data governance, data modeling, data management, and in the human dynamics of integrating information. He has helped many organizations successfully implement data governance programs, for example, from 2010 through 2012, he provided data governance consulting for his client who won the 2012 Data Governance Best Practice Award. He is the author of the best-selling, 'The Data Model Resource Book' (Volumes 1, 2, and 3 and winner of the DAMA International Professional Achievement Award and the International Community Award. He received the highest speaker rating at several international conferences. His company, provides consulting, training, publications and software. He is also a fully ordained Zen priest

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