IT Governance

Creating an Effective Data Governance Program (Peak Performance)

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide a solid foundation for what is needed to manage information as an asset in any enterprise. Data governance is important in modern-day business, especially to support regulatory compliance.

The course covers the major elements of a data governance program: problem recognition, data fragmentation, responsibility, discipline and benefit recognition. Data profiling is discussed as part of problem recognition. The environment for fragmentation is explored, along with solutions involving cross-functional committees. Under responsibility, the concepts of stewardship and custodianship are covered. The course then outlines a strategically-oriented and disciplined approach to structuring an effective data governance program, followed by the need and means to establish goals and measure benefits.

Course topics include: sponsorship, communication, governance structure, governance drivers, guiding principles, common processes and critical success factors. 

Track: Peak Performance
Methodologies and proven practices that advance the management skills of IT professionals

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify problem solving techniques.
  • Discuss sponsorship considerations.
  • Recognize steering and tactical committee roles and point out the differences.
  • Distinguish stewards from custodians.
  • Establish goals and measurements to assess benefits.
  • Identify characteristics of projects and programs.

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Speaker / Author:

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Jonathan G. Geiger - Presenter
Jonathan Geiger is executive vice-president at Intelligent Solutions, Inc. Mr. Geiger has been involved in many corporate information factory and customer relationship management projects within the utility, telecommunications, manufacturing, education, chemical, financial and retail industries. In his 25 years as a practitioner and consultant, Mr. Geiger has managed or performed work in virtually every aspect of information management. He presents frequently at national and international conferences, teaches several public seminars, and has co-authored two books. His latest book, published by John Wiley & Sons, is 'Building the Customer-Centric Enterprise.' Mr. Geiger received a bachelor's in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech, and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami (Florida). He is a member of The Data Warehousing Institute, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and DAMA (Data Management Association).

Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 8 or higher
  • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
  • Ram: 256 MB minimum
  • Sound card with speakers/headphones
  • Windows or Mac OS

Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $29.00
Subscribers: $29.00
Pillsbury U Online: $29.00
Metro State Univ: FREE


Course Code : WIT-1750

Course Level : Overview

Length : 44min
Passing Grade : 70%

Format Type : eLearning

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