Data Governance Part 9 Data Quality Story

About a year and a half ago my wife took out a credit card from a major US department store to obtain a big discount on a major purchase.  Although there were a few wrinkles in paying the bill. it worked out fine.   She never used the card again but about two months

Data Governance Part 8 Is Data Quality an IT Issue?

I just read a very provocative blog about whether data quality is an  IT issue and the author has a good point.  See Of course data quality is a business issue but that does not mean that IT is not intimately inv

Data Governance Part 7 Data Stewardship

One of the key ingredients in data governance is the concept of data stewardship.  Every project should be familiar with the concept and introduce the concept on all their projects very early.  I think it is a great way to get started on data governance and will get great

Collaboration is More Than Just Talk

As most of you who follow our blog know, Project X's RapidBI Approach and Platform is linked and depends very much on Agile Development and Real Collaboration. The challenge with the word collaboration is that often it is just talk.  I have had the opportunity to work with s

Data Governance Part 6 The Role of IT

I would like to discuss now the role of the IT folks in the data governance process.  In my previous blogs, I have emphasized how important it is that the process be business led.  However the IT folks have a very important role in data governance.  The role is to pr

Microstrategy Security – Part 1

There have been a lot of questions to me around what kind of security can be set in MicroStrategy.  One of the most requested is allowing access to certain users to specific reports.  The answer is Yes we can limit access to reports based on user/user groups.  The ty

CoffeeCAST – #53 – BI Governance

Michael and I sat down after a great morning of review on lessons learned and wanted to quickly chat about Business Intelligence Governance. In today’s CoffeeCAST we talk about the main four areas of focus without going too deep on any one.  They are: BI Governance committee BI

Data Goverence Part 5 A Fairy Tale

This is an interesting fairy tale about one aspect of data goverence.   Have a look at I think that data quality is a dragon we need to tame and bring into the service of our organizations.    I think the knigh

Data Governance Part 4 Readiness

I would like to encourage people who are striving to introduce data governance into their organization to have patience, persistence and perseverance.  Most organizations are not ready to embrace all the aspects of data governance at the beginning but as the various elements of

Data Governance Part 3

I would like to return to the definition of data governance given in Part 1 and explore some other aspects of the issue.  The definition was data governance (DG) refers to the overall management of the availability, usability, integrity, and security of the data employed in an e