In my last blog I shared a couple of questions I frequently get asked about data governance around whether data governance is the same as data quality and if you need both. When I have convinced the organisations that I am working with that they do indeed need both, one of the most common questions I am asked is:
My initial response may seem pernickety, but I do think it is important to focus more on the data governance responsibilities than role names. But I do agree that having role titles can significantly facilitate this. If you read my blogs or have attended one of my training sessions you will be aware that I am not precious about the names given to data governance roles (it is much more important to focus on what they are doing, rather than argue over what they are called!) However, using some best practice role names is always a good place to start and gives convenient labels to make it easier when discussing this topic.
So whilst the role titles may differ and it may suit some organisations to combine or split these roles, the following are a good set of best practice data governance roles:
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