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Data Governance by John Ladley

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Chapter 5

Process overview for deploying data governance

 If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up somewhere else.

—Yogi Berra

By “stand up,” we mean define, design, deploy, and start to manage the DG program. This does not mean there is no process to get actual approval to proceed with a DG program. Many organizations struggle with the desire to carry out DG, but do not have the commitment from management to do so. However, DG is not a program to do as a stand-alone effort. After all, you need to govern something. Our process covers the business case and “selling” DG, but in the context of an organization that acknowledges something needs to be different. We also assume that the process will find a visible benefit to DG. In other words, ...

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