Creating meaningful metrics can be like going down a rabbit hole. There is always more data to measure and report. But it is important to remember that you don’t have to measure everything; you just have to choose what’s important and meaningful to the stakeholders and the program. DATAVERSITY brought this news to us in their article, “Data Governance Program Effectiveness by the Numbers.”

Identifying meaningful metrics to measure the impact of a data governance program is important, but it can be challenging. Metrics provide an opportunity to establish a baseline to know what bad data means, and potentially, what good data could mean. Metrics can help get an organization aligned with a set of shared goals. Metrics can also provide an opportunity for engagement with stakeholders.

One of the biggest challenges as a data community is to make sure that we are communicating the data change and the data value in a way that is consumable and understandable by our stakeholders.

Melody K. Smith

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