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Essential Habits of an Effective Data Governance Committee

Nancy Smith is a UPD friend and Principal Consultant and CEO at DataSmith Solutions. We are happy to have her as a guest blogger this week. Organizations collect a lot of data for a variety…
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The Secret to Successful Data Governance: Change Management

If you are trying to stand up a data governance practice within your organization and wonder why it isn’t getting a lot of traction, you may be overlooking a critical piece to your implementation—change management. ...
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From EDEN to EdFacts, STATS DC has always been there.

Among the many events that all of us are missing during this time of COVID, for some of us very important events like graduations and others we count on year over year. Normally, I would…
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Data Challenges in the Times of COVID-19: Data Governance is Essential

This post was written in partnership with Cali Stringer. Data governance is the decision-making glue that connects data technicians, data analysts, data users, and education leaders together. And during a time of rapid changes caused…
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Data Governance Guidance & Tools

Thoughtful design and execution of a data governance practice can greatly streamline your organization’s data processes, improve alignment between technical and program staff, enhance data quality, and most importantly, reduce the frustration that comes from…
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The Importance of Data Governance for Your Ed-Fi Implementation

This fall a new cohort of education organizations around the country, including state education agencies, school districts, charter management organizations, and county education offices are initiating or expanding their Ed-Fi implementations. Through our years of…
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Putting the “Drive” in “Data-Driven”

While Harvard Business Review’s latest article “Companies are Failing in Their Efforts to Become Data-Driven” focuses on investments in big data and artificial intelligence made by large corporations, we see the same issues at play…
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