Clarity is incredibly important in Data Management. Without it, you might find that different departments have inconsistent definitions of the same data element, or that data scientists spend more time wrangling data into a useable format than they do on their analysis. Avoid inefficiency by establishing unambiguous definitions, coherent lineage and helpful metadata.
Simplify your data landscape by logically structuring data, standardising terminology and documenting meaning in context
Trace issues from consumer back to producer by capturing how data is transformed as it flows through systems, process or teams
It’s vital to get your data under control. Without it, you may find that no-one seems to own the data, decisions don’t get made or priorities clash. Avoid frustration by creating an achievable strategy and light-touch governance. If you’re looking to set up a program to improve your Data Management, DCAM is a great framework to use as guidance, with the added advantage that you can assign your capabilities a score to show progress over time.
Give everyone a common vision and direction of travel for your data by defining a strategy that supports your business goals
Benchmark your capabilities and use a metric to prove your progress by adopting a framework built on global best practice
There are all sorts of Data Management tools that can help you gather, structure or visualise your information, and importantly, keep it maintained. We can help you make the most of whichever tools you use but we’re particularly close to Collibra (for creating a metadata catalogue and setting up governance workflows) and Solidatus (for documenting data lineage and mapping governance documents to regulations or frameworks).
Don’t worry! We know that Data Management isn’t easy, whether you’re in a relatively new organisation or having to bring order to legacy systems that have developed over the years into something resembling spaghetti. And even when you know what you’re doing, the sheer amount of data can be daunting. Wherever you are in your journey, and whatever your ambitions for your data, we can guide you.
Do drop us a line if you’re looking for help managing your data, we’re always happy to have a chat.