Robert S. Seiner
Perhaps best known as the publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com), Bob is a frequent presence at industry events speaking (and writing) about data governance.
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Oct 26, 2010 by Robert S. Seiner
In my COE Blog titled Data Governance Operating Model of Roles & Responsibilities back in August, I provided a pyramid structure/model (the Operating Model) that I typically begin with when working with a client to outline and implement the roles associated with their non-invasive data governance program.
Over the course of the next several weeks, I am going to pick off the levels of that model and provide a practical example of how these roles have been implemented. Included in these examples will be three specific details:
- Who will participate/how many people/what will they do/how much time
- Activities during launch of data governance
- Activities during steady state of data governance
Please refer back to the first blog to refresh your memory about the pyramid structure that I use to describe the Operating Model of Roles & Responsibilities. The first portion of the pyramid that I will address in this blog is the Strategic Level, or what is often referred to as the data governance council.
The example I will use for this series of blogs comes from a company that initially focused the efforts of their data governance program on the redesign and redevelopment of their enterprise data warehouse. The existing data warehouse had been developed over a number of years and had been “cobbled” together (their words, not mine) by adding new data specific to one application or another. The data warehouse was intended to be THE PLACE that business analysts were to go to get the data they needed to make important corporate decisions. This simply was not the case.
Sep 21, 2010 by Robert S. Seiner
I originally published an article with this title on TDAN.com in April 2002. A recent client experience (and another potential client opportunity) got me thinking some of the same thoughts. I was going to post a blog about it, but rather I decided to revisit that piece to see if the 2002 content was still relevant today. Without a doubt — it is! In fact, I changed only a few words here and there (an artist’s work is never done) but the meaning is the same.
My thoughts … When you hire a consultant, you (the person or company doing the hiring) should expect to work hard to take advantage of the investment you have made. A recent client did not feel that Knowledge Transfer was that important and we had several conversations to that end. My consulting firm focuses on Knowledge Transfer and getting the client to take ownership. The K-I-K in KIK Consulting stands for “Knowledge is King,” and I state up front that I focus on “consultative mentoring.”
Thus I am republishing this as my blog. Please share your thoughts and experiences with the Community of Experts as well. Thank you.
Aug 17, 2010 by Robert S. Seiner
I know it’s been a while since I have posted on the COE. You see, this summer has been very busy and very disrupted. Travel scheduled, travel changed, travel cancelled and then rescheduled. Lots of client work … always a good thing. The travel mishaps and busy schedule are not a good excuse for my silence but it is the only one I have.
Jun 22, 2010 by Robert S. Seiner
Thank you everybody for welcoming me to the Community of Experts. I hope to keep the blog interesting and thought-provoking. Please chime in whenever you feel the urge.
These past several weeks and months have been incredible for me. I have been from sea to shining sea, one side of the United States to the other. I have been to the great white north (Canada), the baseball player incubator (Dominican Republic) and the land of many biers (Germany). Time only knows where my next adventure will take me.
People and businesses from coast to coast and from country to country are very different from each other. But there is one consistency that I am seeing no matter where people and businesses are located. They all have problems getting the most out of their data. You and your company may be one of those that are having difficulties. Across the globe and to address data problems, data governance is HOT. This truth became more obvious by the growth in attendance at the Data Governance Conference 2010 in San Diego a few weeks ago.
Jun 02, 2010 by Robert S. Seiner
Friends, and hopefully more Friends, Welcome to my initial blog on the DataFlux Community of Experts. I am very happy to be included on these pages. I plan to share with you information that will be interesting, helpful, funny, controversial, challenging … I will look for content advice from readers and my hope is that you will get engaged in discussion rather sitting…