Data governance is often presented as an arcane and complex topic, but at its heart, it's quite simple. The purpose of data governance is to get data in the condition needed to support valuable action. This definition is important for what it says, but also for what it doesn't say. It doesn't say that the purpose of data governance is to create policies and procedures, establish "good" quality data, or implement data management practices. Those things are important, but only to the extent that they help data governance do what it needs to do - support valuable action.
In this eBook, we'll describe how to do that.