Building Blocks for Successful Data Governance and Management

By Patrick Griffin, Managing Director Advisory & Consulting, SLED-West 

A well-crafted IT strategic plan can help drive and navigate the complexities of data governance. Whether you’re refining an existing strategy or starting from scratch, these building blocks are essential for ensuring your data is accurate, secure, and readily accessible for analytics. Let’s break down each element and offer practical tips for implementing them effectively. 

If you missed Part 1, which discusses how IT Strategic Planning can identify the need for data governance and management success, be sure to check it out here.

Data Governance And Management Success

  1. Data Governance Framework
    A robust data governance framework defines the policies, procedures, and roles for managing data. It establishes who owns the data, who can access it, and how it should be used. This framework is essential for maintaining data accuracy and compliance. 
  1. Data Quality Management
    Data quality is the backbone of effective decision-making. A data governance and management plan must include processes for ensuring data accuracy, consistency, and reliability. This can involve data cleansing, validation, and regular audits. 
  1. Data Security and Privacy
    Protecting sensitive data is a top priority. A data governance and management plan should incorporate security measures such as encryption, access controls, and monitoring. Additionally, it should address compliance with data privacy regulations to avoid any possible legal issues. 
  1. Data Integration and Accessibility
    Data integration involves connecting disparate data sources to create a unified view. This accessibility is crucial for enabling data-driven insights across the organization. Your data governance and management plan should outline how data will be integrated and accessible to authorized users. 
  1. Data Analytics and Insights
    Data governance and management success ultimately drive value. The IT strategic plan may identify the need to turn raw data into actionable insights by incorporating data analytics into your IT strategic plan. This can lead to better decision-making and improved citizen and user experiences. 

If you’re ready to take your data governance and management to the next level, our team at SDI Presence is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about how we can support your data governance and management success.