Chapter 2

Definitions and concepts

 Metaphors are hard to implement.

—John Ladley

While this chapter is titled Definitions and concepts, it is much more than a glossary or repeat of DG bromides. We need to spend some time on the deeper concepts behind the terms that influence the processes to be presented. Also, rather than present a definition and just let it sit there, we will talk about how the term or concept fits into practical data governance practice. In addition, wherever a term or concept is being used in different ways in the real world, we will point out the differences. Either way, we will determine one definition of all the terms you will need to know to get through the remainder of the book. Data governance (DG) is part of a larger ...

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