White Paper – Data Governance in a Box: An End-to-End Approach to Operationalize Data Governance


Data governance is the formulation of policy to optimize, secure, and leverage information as an enterprise asset by aligning the objectives of multiple functions. In this white paper, we will discuss an end-to-end approach to operationalize data governance. The white paper will focus on key people and process aspects of data governance with the technology aspects best left for another discussion.

  • Overall Approach
  • Develop a Data Governance Playbook
  • Establish Data Catagories
  • Appoint Data Stewards
  • Identify Critical Data Elements
  • Build Data Standards
  • Create Data Quality Dashboards
  • Remediate Data Issues
  • Govern Analytics Models
  • Manage End User Computing
  • Stitch Data Lineage
  • Implement Data Security and Privacy Standards
  • Govern the Life Cycle of Information
  • Set Up Data Sharing Agreements
  • Support Data Attestations
  • Create Data Governance Dashboards (Monitoring)
  • Conduct Data Audits (Enforcement)

Sunil Soares is the Founder and Managing Partner of Information Asset, a consulting firm focused on Data Governance, Big Data Governance, and Enterprise Data Management. He is the author of several books, including Selling Information Governance to the Business, Big Data Governance, and Data Governance Tools. For more information, please visit www.information-asset.com.

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