Chapter 11

Governing framework design

 The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.

—Henry Ward Beecher

During the past few decades, as we started to make data governance an integral part of information projects, we did not pay much attention to how the organization would operate after all the new data, tools, and neat things were turned on. After all, how hard could it be? Appoint a few stewards, give them power to enforce standards, and away we go. Reality soon hit us right between the eyes and we realized there had to be additional formal treatment of how organizations implement DG.1 There had to be some engineering to show people what it was they needed to do, and then they had to be appointed to do it. This had ...

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