What's Data Governance?

Data Governance describes how decisions about data are made, and how processes and people are expected to behave in relation to it, so data is managed according to best practice.

Gain control of your data (without being bureaucratic)

Establish clear standards, policies and procedures

Agree roles & responsibilities and make processes efficient

Enhance your chosen Operating Model and ways of working

Consider a data control framework for large organisations

Why Ortecha?

The importance of Data Governance is really starting to be recognised now, but if you’re new to it we recommend a light-touch approach, because it sets up good principles while keeping admin to a minimum.

We understand the challenges of getting data under control

We can help you choose the right level of Data Governance

We can advise on the processes and artefacts really needed

We know rules that add value are more likely to be followed

Our Data Policy Checklist helps ensure nothing’s forgotten

How we can help you

Governance Strategy

Have you decided if you’ll need a centralised or federated Data Governance model? We can define and implement an approach that gives your business the right level of control.


Operating Model

Are your colleagues confused about roles & responsibilities and ways of working? We can establish a Data Management Operating Model that gets your Data Governance working smoothly.


Data Policy Checklist

Are you trying to use data without setting out the rules that will keep your data well governed? Our Data Policy Checklist can help you make sure all the relevant aspects have been considered.


Governance Consulting

Wherever you are with your Data Governance, we can support you. Whether you need high-level one-off advice or regular ongoing guidance, we can help you efficiently control your data.


Data Policy at a Global Investment Bank

The Challenge

A Global Investment Bank decided to refresh their Data Management Policy but didn’t have a clear view of their target state Data Management capability. 

They also lacked confidence that successfully executing their Data Management Operating Model would result in Policy compliance by the business units and data domains.

What we did

Completed a Data Policy review using the EDM Council’s DCAM framework

Used Solidatus to create a visual relationship between DCAM capabilities and the refreshed Policy

Ticked back the Data Policy to the Ortecha Policy Checklist

Aligned the bank’s Operating Model to the Data Policy and DCAM

The Benefits

Clear alignment between the bank’s Data Management capability, the Policy and the Operating Model

Proof that achieving execution of the Operating Model would also achieve compliance with the Policy

Defined roadmap to target-state Data Management capabilities and Policy adoption

The people we have from Ortecha have been superb. A great mix of theory and practical.​