Getting started in Data Governance11-12 NOVEMBER 2019 – etc.venues Monument

Have you found yourself working in data governance without fully understanding your role? Are you struggling with the minefield that can be data governance implementation? Would you like a simpler approach?

Data Governance doesn’t need to be a complex or confusing when you have the right tools!
Join Nicola Askham, The Data Governance Coach, on this highly interactive and practical course that will leave you well prepared to implement data governance successfully in your organisation.

The course simplifies the concept of data governance and gives you practical tips so that you can successfully design and implement a data governance framework that is right for your organisation.


Who this training is for:

This training is ideal for anyone who is trying to understand and manage data better but not sure where to start, those implementing Data Governance but struggling with the many obstacles and also those who want to validate their approach to Data Governance.

“Nicola’s course is foundational for anyone starting to work in data governance”


Day One

The first day is the Getting Started in Data Governance course, which simplifies the concepts you need to understand to design and implement a Data Governance Framework.

In addition, everyone who attends this course will get a copy of the actual checklist used when helping clients design and implement Data Governance Frameworks.

Data Governance & Strategy:

> What is data governance?

> What data governance is not

> Data governance benefits

> What happens when data isn’t governed?

> Data governance challenges

> The relationship with data quality

> Overview of Trainers methodology for successful data governance

> A strategy for data governance

Data Governance Implementation:

> An overview of the data governance deliverable

> The people needed for a data governance initiative

> How to identify the phases for your data governance initiative

> Planning your data governance initiative

Data Governance Framework:

> Data governance policy

> Data governance processes

> Data governance roles & responsibilities

> Identifying data owners

> Data governance forums

The essential soft skills for successful data governance:

> Communication

> Influencing

> Behaviours (Pragmatism, persistence, patience)

Day Two

The second day is a Data Governance Clinic. This is a workshop format where you get the opportunity to share the challenges you are experiencing with your Data Governance initiative and get pragmatic solutions. You also get the opportunity to share knowledge, insight and network with others in a similar situation.

The Data Governance Clinic, provides the opportunity to apply the theory and methodology learnt on day one to your specific circumstances. Attendees get the opportunity to submit their questions and challenges in advance and on the day. On the day you work as a group to come up with answers and actions plans for all the questions and challenges submitted. This format has proved very beneficial for turning theory into practical actions as well as providing an opportunity to network with others facing similar challenges.

Nicola Askham – Data Governance Coach

Nicola Askham is the leading data governance training provider in the UK. She holds a unique level of experience in the Data Governance field, and has experience in training, coaching and working with major organisations to help them implement full data governance frameworks.

Nicola has developed a powerful methodology for implementing data governance based on over 16 years of experience and research into best practices. Her methodology breaks down the data governance initiative into logical steps, which ensures that businesses design and implement a data governance framework that is right for them. Nicola initially worked for a leading UK Bank, and moved into consultancy in 2009.

Nicola has worked with clients in a number of different industries including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Defence, Utilities and Retail. Nicola is a Director and Committee Member of DAMA UK, sits on the Expert Panel of, and regularly writes and presents internationally on data governance best practice.

“We are just about to embark on our data governance implementation journey and found Nicola Askham’s course on Getting Started in Data Governance to be a great introduction. We had already started our research and had formed many of our ideas but the course provided us with a structure in how to take these thoughts forward as well as fill in a few gaps that we were missing. The training came at a valuable point in our journey and has allowed us to take some larger steps forward.”



Etc.Venues Monument

8 Eastcheap
London EC3M 1AE

Dates: 11 November 2019, 09:00-17:00
12 November 2019, 09:00-17:00


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