Demystifying and Uplifting Data Governance in Government

1 and 8 February 2023 | 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM AEDT | Online

Training Overview

Adopting a Proactive Approach that Enables Modernisation and User-Centric Initiatives

80% of organisations seeking to scale digital business will fail because they do not take a modern approach to data governance.

The lack of modern Data Governance is a big, but catastrophically underrated problem. With government organisations across the A/NZ region focusing on modernisation, governance, and information management have fallen to the wayside.

Data governance is one of the common causes of frustration, friction, delays (and failure) in business transformation. It is absolutely critical that your data governance and information management policies and practices are up-to-date and aligned with ongoing modernisation.

This course will take a simple approach to the complex and ever-present the problem of data governance. It will equip you with the skills to get on the front-foot by modernising your principles embedding practices and changing behaviours.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for heads, directors, managers, leads, and analysts charged with driving transformation change in all three levels of government including:

Data Governance

Information Management

Data Management

Learning Outcomes

Leadership Buy-in and Active Engagement

Creating business case on the importance of good data

Gain Insight to Inform and Advise

Suitability of data
governance roles and structures for your organisation

Embed Good Data Governance

Uncovering practical
techniques to set up catalogues and key assets

Assess the Data Governance Maturity

Strategising to close the gaps and optimising the usability and utility of your data

Meet Your Facilitators

Terry Smith,
Intraversed Pty Ltd.

Terry is co-founder of Intraversed Pty. Ltd., an information management education and software company specialising in business language and governance. She helps clients understand and define their information needs and establish governance, including the business processes, and roles
and responsibilities, necessary to enable successful management of the information, using the award-winning Intralign® Ecosystem methodology and its structured definition standard.

Terry has 30+ years of experience in Financial Analytics, Information Governance, Information Quality, Business Process Modelling, Data Modelling, and Data Warehousing & BI. Her experience spans many industries in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, and South Africa, including insurance, banking, telecommunication, transportation, pharmaceutical, education, & online information & media communications, in both the public and private sectors.

Mark Atkins,
Intraversed Pty Ltd.

Mark is co-founder of Intraversed Pty. Ltd., an information management education and software company specialising in business language and governance. He helps clients in various industries establish and maintain information governance and quality capabilities using the award winning
Intralign® Ecosystem methodology and its structured definition standard.

He has 30+ years experience in Information Management, Information Quality, Data Modelling, Data Warehousing & BI, System Design, & Manufacturing Systems. His experience spans many industries in ANZ, Singapore, USA and UK, including education, insurance, transportation, banking, telecommunication, pharmaceutical, & manufacturing.

Key Sessions

Day 1: Module 1Day 1: Module 2 Day 2: Module 3Day 2: Module 4

Understanding Data Governance

  • Demystifying Data Governance: What it is and Why it matters
    • Understanding the importance of data governance in government organisations
    • What is the benchmark of ‘good’ data governance
    • The long-term implications and immediate impact of inadequate governance
  • Delving into the Why of Data Governance and Applying this to Support a Business Case
    • The practical and measurable impact of good governance
    • Translating the consequences of bad governance to business leaders
    • Building a business case
  • Unpacking your Data and the Data Lifecycle: What Data Needs to be Governed
    • Identifying the stages of the data lifecycle
    • Understanding the different approaches to governance at each stage
    • How does this apply to your own organisations

Data Governance Components

  • A Roadmap to Effective Meta Data Management and Making it the Norm
    • How to best define metadata and are we on the same page?
    • Best practice on metadata capture and representation
    • Addressing the operational challenges of capturing metadata and strategies to overcome them
  • Framing your Data to Drive Better Organisational Outcomes
    • Understanding Data Lineage: Map your Data Journey through your IT Systems
    • Best Practices to create Data Catalogues, Data Libraries, and other usable assets
    • How to Improve Data Usability to deliver better outcomes for your organisation; from data sharing, privacy, and digital transformation for greater user outcomes
  • Improving Data Access, Security, and Quality for Modernisation
    • Discussing key criteria and factors that impact data quality
    • Best practices to improve data quality across the organisation
    • Addressing the Data Security and Access

Data Ownership and Products

  • Who should own Data Governance: Roles and Organisational Structures
    • Who is best placed to own data governance: Discussing the pros and cons
    • Understanding different structures
    • How to Identify the best approach for your organisation
  • Data as a Product and Data in Data Lakes: Optimising your Data for your Organsiation
    • How to optimise the utility and usability of your data
    • What are Data-as-a-Product and its role in government
    • Setting up and optimising your data lakes for your organisation

Implementing Data Governance

  • Assessing your Data Governance Maturity
    • Understanding the data maturity scale; key factors and influences
    • How to measure data governance maturity in your own organisation
    • Discussing strategies to close the gaps
  • Creating and Implementing a Data Governance Roadmap
    • Getting Starting: Closing the Gaps and Optimising your strengths
    • Building a Business Case
    • Embedding effective practices and changing behaviours


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