In my July 2010 blog post Declaration of Data Governance, I explained that from my perspective, the primary focus of data governance is the strategic alignment of people throughout the organization through the definition, and enforcement, of policies in relation to data access, data sharing, data quality, and effective data usage, all for the purposes of supporting critical business decisions and enabling optimal business performance.
I believe that the key concept of data governance is Policies, which declare what data governance really governs: the (often complex) ways in which people, business processes, data, and technology interact on all enterprise information initiatives.
In the following short video, I recite the Declaration of Data Governance.
Declaration of Data Governance
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