W3: 8 Steps to a Successful Data Governance Program
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  Anne Marie Smith   Anne Marie Smith
Principal Consultant
Alabama Yankee Systems


Sunday, March 29, 2015
02:30 PM - 05:45 PM

Level:  Introductory

Data stewardship and the governance of information assets are essential parts of any relevant information systems strategy for the 21st century.

This workshop will offer a methodology for a successful data governance program in eight major steps. The workshop will also identify ways to customize common governance and stewardship models, and identify roles and responsibilities that will reflect the unique approaches of an attendee’s organization. As an interactive workshop, all participants will learn by creating artifacts, discussing outcomes, and forming the foundations of their own programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • The importance of methodology in a successful data governance program
    • Why data governance is essential
    • Role of data governance in successful information management and successful 21st century enterprises
    • Major cultural problems encountered by organizations in instituting governance: the problem, the solution, the result
  • Typical missions and goals of data governance and stewardship programs
  • Importance of business-driven data governance
  • Overview of data governance approaches (data integration, compliance, enterprise data management, data quality, etc.)
  • Coordination with architecture, data management, and other areas across the organization
  • Data stewardship roles in data governance models – and data governance office importance
  • Fundamentals of data stewardship implementation
  • Challenges to successful data governance – and how to overcome them

Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D. is Principal Consultant with over 20 years experience in enterprise information management. She is a certified data management professional (CDMP) and is a frequent speaker and author on data management topics. Anne Marie has consulted in areas such as: enterprise information management assessment and program development, data governance, data warehousing, business requirements gathering and analysis, metadata management, information systems planning and EIM project management. She has taught numerous workshops and courses in her areas of expertise. Anne Marie holds the degrees Bachelor of Arts and a Master's of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from La Salle University; she earned a Ph.D. in MIS at Northcentral University.

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