The Road to Data Governance Maturity: Where Are We?

Yesterday, we released a comprehensive report analyzing “The State of Data Governance Maturity.” Based on results from more than 200 people who have taken Kalido’s Data Governance Maturity Assessment, the report highlights the issues we find hindering the success of data governance programs. We’ve grouped those issues under three headlines. Read more

Minding your P’s and Q’s (Process and Quality)

Yesterday, I was reviewing some new work by the Kalido team around our Data Governance product; the effort is focused on bringing to the forefront both data quality and process quality in order to improve business performance.  It’s impressive because for the first time I can see how my data quality directly impacts the steps in the business process. What’s even more impressive is I can show what happens to my business process when I improve data quality. That directly correlates to business process efficiency and gives the business process owner the ability to target specific process steps or data sources. Read more

Top 2 Advise for Making Data Governance Sustainable

Establishing a data governance program is not easy: a company I talked to recently is now trying to do it again, hoping that the third time is charm. Read more

You’ve defined your data governance program, so what?

So you have a data governance program. Congratulations! Now you’re probably thinking about how you can measure the state of data governance in your enterprise moving forward. Perhaps you’ve compile a list of questions:

  • How many layers of escalation are built into the framework?
  • How many permanent council members versus virtual team members are engaged in the program?
  • What percentage of time do data stewards spend on data governance activities?

The truth is there are dozens of similar questions that can be asked to assess the state of the state, but the only one that really matters is whether the data governance program is proving its value and driving better business results. Read more

Bad data made me go digital

So, I have to admit it: Like most people, I’m a creature of habit. When I realized I was getting to the end of my trusty National® Brand 150-page lined account book (known to most people as a notebook), I fired up my browser to buy some replacements. Unfortunately, the company where we buy office supplies from carries something similar, but not identical. So I left the confines of our approved suppliers and found my product. I ordered 2, and selected 3-day shipping. Read more

I just love Lora Cecere

I confess. I just love Lora Cecere. I’ve been her client; she’s been my boss, and I call her a trusted friend and advisor. We’ve enjoyed conversations and exchanged ideas in hallways, convention centers, airports, taxi cabs, hotel bars and many restaurants across the country and gabfests by phone. One of my absolute favorite Lora moments came a couple of years ago at our old AMR Research headquarters in Boston when I stuck my head into her office and saw birthday cards on her desk. Ten minutes later, the two of us were sitting across the street in the South train station sharing a slab of cake, two coffees, a live chamber music performance and time just to sit, chat and celebrate her day. Read more

How effective is your data governance program

In this, the conclusion of my blog series on “Measuring data governance programs,” I’ll be exploring the need to measure data governance process performance and techniques you can use to ensure that those processes are operating optimally. Read more

Key capabilities for data governance

As you read recently, Kalido announced a new version of Kalido Data Governance Director that added new capabilities that further automate data governance programs, improving efficiency of business processes through delivery of trusted information. Read more

Data Integration, Profitable Business Decisions & the Lawn Man

My lawn man fired me last week.  Actually, he fired my wife Candy and I was just the collateral damage. Read more