Chapter 6

Practical Data Stewardship

Tools, processes, key business data elements, an issue log, and metadata are discussed as cornerstones of practicing practical Data Stewardship. The importance of a communications plan for disseminating decisions to the enterprise is also discussed.


issue log; workflow; business metadata; Wiki; business glossary; metadata repository; repeatable; processes; logistics; work groups; communications


If done properly, Business Data Stewardship achieves its goals, providing job satisfaction and a sense of adding value to the participants. They work together as a team, see the results of their efforts, and end up doing less—but more effective—work. If not done properly, Business Data Stewardship can ...

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