How does data democracy strengthen agile data governance?
In this second edition, we decided to tackle the organization of this new, agile data governance, and its scaling process using this same mindset. We start by analyzing the different governing bodies that we come across in traditional organizations today.
The latter often takes on a defensive approach, usually inherited from Master Data Management or from larger initiatives for implementing information systems governance.
Very centralized, sometimes bureaucratic, they focus on data control and conformity, often resulting in limiting data access among all company employees. However, this dynamic is avoidable. The way web giants conform is quite frankly not that different from how more traditional organizations do – the security and conformity restraints to which they are subjected to require it.
However, data governing bodies carry out their role in a radically different manner. They are not guardians of the temple, but facilitators in an organization where data is a common strategic asset. It would appear that what distinguishes them is less so the form of governance than the culture which permeates it.
This culture has a name: Data Democracy!
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