Doing the Metadata Mind Meld: Strategies for Cross-Functional Operationalization
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  Joy Medved   Joy L. Medved
CEO/Principal Consultant
Paradata Consulting, LLC


Wednesday, April 1, 2015
09:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Level:  Intermediate

As data practitioners, we know that metadata is much more than just "data about data." We understand that metadata has the power to help improve data quality, clarify communication, and increase the overall value of our corporate data assets. But how do we communicate the ROI value of a Metadata Program in such a way as to secure top-down support and those much needed funds for dedicated resources? One key to achieving this support is to turn all cross-functional stakeholders into metadata advocates. This session will lay out an easy-to-follow roadmap for achieving a highly valuable cross-functional network of supporters and advocates necessary for securing top-down support, funds and resources.

Participants in this session will learn how to:

  • Turn cross-functional stakeholders into Metadata Program advocates
  • Identify, standardize and prioritize cross-functional Metadata Program needs
  • Effectively communicate those needs and ROI to senior executives and other stakeholders
  • Develop a Metadata Program plan and Maturity Model

Joy L. Medved has spent most of the past 20 years as a business improvement consultant, strategist, coach, researcher, trainer and speaker. Her areas of expertise include Data Governance, Data Quality, Metadata, Change Management, and Process Information. She is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and an Information Quality Certified Professional (IQCP), and always seeks to employ the most efficient and effective combination of methodologies and tools in order to help her clients “simplify the quest for quality.” As a trainer and coach, Joy enjoys helping others learn how to become self-sufficient to achieve and sustain their business improvement goals. Living in San Diego, California, Joy spends her spare time enjoying long-distance touring on her GL1800 Goldwing motorcycle. Follow Joy @paradatageek.

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