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Gain an Introduction to Data GovernanceThis course provides an introduction to data governance, focused on key foundational elements, such as what data governance is, why it is important, who needs to be involved, and how to implement a data governance program.
You’ll discover that data governance isn’t just a “check-the-box” exercise but a pivotal method to improve the trust, accuracy, and reliability of your data to mitigate risk and generate tangible business value.
Discover Data Governance FrameworksYou’ll gain an understanding of types of data governance frameworks, including components and key principles, and the importance of data management maturity. You’ll also learn about data governance roles and responsibilities and how to determine the right operating model to fit organizational needs.
Implement Data Governance Best PracticesLastly, you’ll learn how to implement your own data governance program, including developing a strategy and roadmap and choosing a technical solution. This course is a suitable option for anyone that wants to understand more about data governance – no prior experience is required.
What is Data Governance, and Why is it Important?Free
In this chapter, you'll learn what data governance is, why it is important, and how data governance can benefit any organization.What is data governance?50 xpData governance pillars100 xpMinimum requirements for data100 xpThe need for data governance100 xpWhy does data governance matter?50 xpHow well do you know regulations?100 xpWhy do regulations drive governance?50 xpWhat else drives data governance?100 xpBenefits of data governance50 xpWhat are the benefits of data governance?50 xpHelp Milly convince the board100 xp
Governance Frameworks, Principles, and Maturity
A data governance framework provides a blueprint for people, technology, and processes should operate to ensure successful data governance. Learn about data governance types, components, principles, and benefits in this chapter, as well as the importance of data management maturity.What is a data governance framework?50 xpFramework component review100 xpHow well do you know frameworks?50 xpData literacy review100 xpTypes of data governance frameworks50 xpTop-down or bottom-up?100 xpABC Bank needs your help50 xpPrinciples of a data governance framework50 xpPrinciples review100 xpMatching principles and benefits100 xpData management maturity50 xpEvaluating data management maturity100 xpData management maturity facts50 xpHelp Milly develop a framework50 xp
Governance Roles, Committees, and Operating Models
A successful data governance program requires collaboration from several different types of roles in an organization. Learn about data governance roles and responsibilities, data governance committees, and different types of operating models.Business line and technology data roles50 xpBusiness line and technology role review50 xpData roles through the lifecycle100 xpRoles in the data governance office50 xpHelp Milly hire a CDO50 xpData employees can wear multiple hats100 xpLet's build a team!100 xpData governance sponsorship and committees50 xpThe role of the data governance committee100 xpData governance operating models50 xpBusiness autonomy100 xpDecentralized or centralized?100 xpThe federated governance operating model50 xpAdapting to organizational changes100 xp
Implementing your Data Governance Program
Learn how to implement your own data governance program, from conducting maturity assessments to developing strategies and roadmaps and choosing a technical solution that fits your organization's needs.Assess the current state50 xpThe five assessment steps100 xpTips for capability assessments100 xpCreating a data governance strategy50 xpData governance strategy components50 xpReviewing a data governance strategy100 xpGuiding principles50 xpEnabling data governance with technology50 xpTypes of technical solutions100 xpHelp ABC Bank pick a solution50 xpDeveloping a roadmap50 xpEngaging others on the journey50 xpLet's make a roadmap!100 xpHelp Chase refresh his strategy100 xpCongratulations!50 xp
Courtney E. Smith
Strategic Initiatives Manager, M&T Bank
Courtney Smith currently works at M&T Bank as a Strategic Initiatives Manager for Marketing Data and Analytics, and spent the previous three years focusing on data governance in M&T Bank's Enterprise Data and Analytics Office. Courtney holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell and certifications from eLearningCurve as a Certified Information Management Professional (CIMP) and Certified Data Steward (CDS). By taking on a part-time instructor role with DataCamp, Courtney fulfilled a childhood dream of being a teacher — all those years of playing school have finally paid off!