Mention the word “governance” to business people and they flee. They don’t want to attend long, drawn-out meetings and hash out data policies, processes, and standards. Most don’t think the policies will be implemented or followed.
And they don’t want to be associated with another IT-driven attempt to dictate standards. Yet, governance is key to data productivity. It provides a common vocabulary for communicating with data. Without it, organizations descend into a morass of confusion in which everyone talks, but no one communicates.
Author: Wayne W. Eckerson