Your Data Governance Intranet Site
I’m always talking about being visible within your organization. You don’t want Data Governance to be forgotten about, you want it to be an integral part of the business. As such, you should do everything you can to be a champion for Data Governance. One of the things that really worked for me was setting up the Data Governance intranet site. At most organizations its pretty easy to grab some space on your corporate intranet and get going, and thats great. Lots of projects and programs start out with intranet sites that quickly go stale – don’t do that!
You want your intranet site to be updated often with news, minutes, updates, and other relevant and timely information. If you keep your site up-to-date, you can ensure that your audience will return often to stay in-the-loop.
You probably already know I’m a huge fan of the web 2.0 stuff – from wiki’s to blogs and portals, I love all that stuff and think it applies nicely to project management, and especially well for data governance. If you have Sharepoint then you already have many of the tools you need to make it easy to keep your site up to date. A blog is a great idea, and really easy to implement. You don’t need to be wordy or heavy-handed, just a few sentences fairly often to fill people in is perfect.
My intranet site consists of Data Governance:
- Meeting Minutes
- Upcoming Meeting Schedules
- Projects in Progress
- Completed Projects
- Our Successes
- Lessons Learned
- Document Repository (link to folder on LAN)