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Data Stewardship

Book Description

Data stewards in business and IT are the backbone of a successful data governance implementation because they do the work to make a company’s data trusted, dependable, and high quality. Data Stewardship explains everything you need to know to successfully implement the stewardship portion of data governance, including how to organize, train, and work with data stewards, get high-quality business definitions and other metadata, and perform the day-to-day tasks using a minimum of the steward’s time and effort. David Plotkin has loaded this book with practical advice on stewardship so you can get right to work, have early successes, and measure and communicate those successes, gaining more support for this critical effort.

  • Provides clear and concise practical advice on implementing and running data stewardship, including guidelines on how to organize based on company structure, business functions, and data ownership
  • Shows how to gain support for your stewardship effort, maintain that support over the long-term, and measure the success of the data stewardship effort and report back to management
  • Includes detailed lists of responsibilities for each type of data steward and strategies to help the Data Governance Program Office work effectively with the data stewards

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. In praise of Data Stewardship: An Actionable Guide to Effective Data Management and Data Governance
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. About the Author
  9. Foreword
  10. Introduction
    1. Problem Statement
    2. Roles of the Data Steward in Managed Data
    3. What this Book Covers
    4. What is not in this Book
    5. Who Needs this Book?
  11. Chapter 1. Data Stewardship and Data Governance: How They Fit Together
    1. Introduction
    2. What is Data Governance?
    3. What is Data Stewardship?
    4. Overall Goals of Data Stewardship
    5. Moving Data to a Governed State
    6. The Three P’s: Policies, Processes, and Procedures
    7. How Data Stewardship Fits into Data Governance
    8. The Overall Data Governance Organization
    9. Summary
  12. Chapter 2. Understanding the Types of Data Stewardship
    1. Introduction
    2. Business Data Stewards
    3. Technical Data Stewards
    4. Project Data Stewards
    5. Domain Data Stewards
    6. Operational Data Stewards
    7. Summary
  13. Chapter 3. Data Stewardship Roles and Responsibilities
    1. Introduction
    2. Data Stewardship Council
    3. Enterprise Data Steward
    4. Business Data Stewards
    5. Domain Data Stewards
    6. Project Data Stewards
    7. Technical Data Stewards
    8. Operational Data Stewards
    9. Summary
  14. Chapter 4. Implementing Data Stewardship
    1. Introduction
    2. Championing and Communicating Data Stewardship
    3. Gaining Support from Above and Below
    4. Understanding the Organization
    5. Organizing Data Stewards
    6. Figuring Out Your Starting Point
    7. Summary
  15. Chapter 5. Training Business Data Stewards
    1. Introduction
    2. Curricula for Training Business Data Stewards
    3. Metadata for Key Business Data Elements
    4. Uses of Data
    5. Introduction to Data Stewardship Processes
    6. Tools of the Trade
    7. Training for Data Quality Improvement
    8. Summary
  16. Chapter 6. Practical Data Stewardship
    1. Introduction
    2. The Basics
    3. Setting Up Repeatable Processes
    4. Understanding How the Business Data Stewards Interact With the Data Governance Program Office
    5. Using an Issue Log to Get the Day-To-Day Work Done
    6. Documenting and Communicating the Decisions
    7. Specifying the Data Stewardship Tools
    8. Summary
  17. Chapter 7. Important Roles of Data Stewards
    1. Introduction
    2. Role of Data Stewardship in Improving Data Quality
    3. Role of Data Stewardship in Managing Reference Data
    4. Role of Data Stewardship in Identity Resolution for MDM
    5. Role of Data Stewardship in MDM Survivorship
    6. Role of Data Stewardship in MDM Exception Handling
    7. Role of Data Stewardship in Information Security
    8. Role of Data Stewardship in Metadata Management
    9. Role of Data Stewardship in Supporting Quality Assurance
    10. Summary
  18. Chapter 8. Measuring Data Stewardship Progress: The Metrics
    1. Introduction
    2. Business Results Metrics
    3. Operational Metrics
    4. Summary
  19. Chapter 9. Rating Your Data Stewardship Maturity
    1. Introduction
    2. Data Stewardship Maturity Levels
    3. Data Stewardship Dimensions
    4. Measuring Progress in Maturity
    5. Summary
  20. Chapter 10. Summing It All Up
    1. Introduction
    2. In the Beginning: Data Governance and Data Stewardship
    3. Types of Data Stewards and their Responsibilities
    4. Implementing Data Stewardship
    5. Training Data Stewards
    6. Being Practical About Data Stewardship
    7. Roles of Data Stewards in Data Management
    8. Data Stewardship Metrics
    9. Data Stewardship Maturity
    10. Summary
  21. Appendix A. Example Definition and Derivation
    1. Definition of “Unique Quote to Close Ratio”
    2. Derivation of “Unique Quote to Close Ratio”
  22. Appendix B. Sample Training Plan Outlines
    1. Training Technical Data Stewards
    2. Training Project Managers
  23. Index