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TDWI Data Governance Innovations

Duration: 6 to 8 Hours

Designed to take on the important topic of governing data within the fast-moving environment we live in today with the considerable changes in the environment that are forcing us to change our thinking about Data Governance and adapt.

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TDWI’s Data Governance Fundamentals course provides you with the necessary knowledge to help you scope, design and implement an effective program in your organization.

This course provides the foundation to effectively implement Data Governance approaches to enable your organization to become data-driven and to effectively participate in the digital economy.

You will be able to support other data related initiatives in your organization such as data quality management, integration improvement, metadata sharing, big data analytics, business intelligence and data science by ensuring they have access to high performing data assets.

You Will Learn

  • Definitions and dimensions of data governance
  • Key considerations and challenges in building a data governance program
  • The practices, roles, skills, and disciplines essential to data governance
  • The qualities that make good data stewards and stewardship organizations
  • The processes of developing, executing, and sustaining data governance
  • Activities, issues, and options when building a data governance program
  • How maturity models are applied for data governance
  • The importance of adapting data governance for trends such as big data, cloud services, and agile development methods

Geared To

  • Data quality and data governance professionals
  • BI/DW managers, architects, designers, and developers
  • Data stewards, data architects, and data administrators
  • Anyone with a role in data governance or data quality management

Continuing Professional Education Credits: 5

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Nancy Williams

Vice President of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

DecisionPath Consulting

Focusing her work on how Business Intelligence (BI), Analytics and Data Warehousing can be leveraged to improve business performance, Nancy is a well-known industry educator, author, and practitioner. She has more than 25 years of technical and business management experience.

Nancy has provided BI, Analytics and Data Warehousing strategic and design and development support to leading Fortune 500 and mid-market companies across a range of industries. She has also provided BI consulting support to the Federal government and other public sector clients.

Her areas of consulting and training expertise include:

  • BI/Analytics/DW Program Assessments
  • BI/Analytics and Data Warehousing Strategy and Roadmap Development
  • BI/Analytics Requirements for Business Impact
  • Data Governance and Data Quality Management
  • BI/Analytics Program and Project Management
  • BI/Analytics Organizational Design and Skill Set Assessment
  • BI/Analytics Development Methodologies
  • Logical Data Modeling Support

Nancy Williams has served leadership roles in organizations that have new or immature BI/Analytics and Data Warehousing/BI capabilities, working with them to stand up and/or mature capabilities. She has also provided consulting support to organizational initiatives aimed at maturing legacy data warehouse initiatives to deliver increased business value. She co-authored the design of the BI Pathway methodology, which is a recognized industry data warehousing/BI methodology focused on leveraging data resources to deliver business value. This methodology was adopted by numerous organizations, including Eli Lilly, and organizations within the Department of Defense.

Nancy is a regular speaker and keynote presenter at industry events. She has taught a wide range of classes for TDWI and has served as an industry Best Practices judge for more than fifteen years. She has also been invited to speak at DAMA and American Strategic Management Performance Management events and has participated in the BI Independent Analyst Platform, comprised of leading industry experts.

Nancy has hosted the BI impact channel on the B-Eye Network and has served as a BI expert for the DM Review Ask the Experts channel. She has authored or co-authored articles in numerous publications, including Strategic Finance, Business Trends Quarterly, DM Review, Oracle’s Profit Magazine, Teradata Magazine, Business Performance Management Magazine, and the Business Intelligence Journal. She is also co-author of the highly rated book The Profit Impact of Business Intelligence.

Nancy received her MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.