Providing Enterprise Data Dictionaries and Business Glossaries: Clearing the Roadblocks to Efficiency


Dirk Garner (Principal Consultant, Garner Consulting)

Date: Thursday, May 3

Time: 9:00am - 9:45am

Pass Type: All Access, Conference

Format: Conference Session

Track: Data & Analytics

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

There is little doubt that access to a centralized business glossary and data dictionary can reduce redundant efforts, accelerate identification of required data and bring consistency to reporting and dashboards throughout an organization. However, reaching the point of having a centralized business glossary and data dictionary is easier said than done. The implementation of these data governance components reaches far beyond the domain of technology -- they are by nature assets and tools of the business. Because of this fact, the business must drive the initiative in partnership with technology. All too often it is done with technology leading the charge while the business shrugs.

The content in this presentation is based on real world implementations of business glossaries and data dictionaries for the enterprise led to success by a joint partnership of the business and technology. Both the expected and also the unexpected challenges you'll face will be explored along with key strategies to keep the initiative on track and ensuring widespread adoption and success in achieving value from the results.