Getting Started in Data Governance

taught by Nicola Askham

Course description

A practical approach to Data Governance

Are you responsible for implementing Data Governance in your organisation?

It’s a daunting task isn’t it?

One of the biggest challenges you’re probably struggling with is knowing where to even start. 

There’s lots of advice available online and in books, but how do you take this huge quantity of sometimes conflicting theory and turn it into something practical?  You might have tried sharing some of this theory with your senior stakeholders but you are struggling to articulate what it means to them.

What is more if you fail to convince them to support your Data Governance initiative and you don’t start to actually deliver value, the Data Governance initiative will fail and you will be blamed.

 I get it. I have been there.

 Fortunately it doesn’t have to be that way. 

There is no such thing as a standard approach to Data Governance but there are some clear steps that everyone needs to follow to gain senior stakeholder buy in and to design a framework that is right for them.

Over 16 years of designing and implementing Data Governance Frameworks I have developed a practical approach that takes you through all the steps needed to be able to successfully design and implement a Data Governance Framework that is right for your organisation.

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Additional Resources:

Participants on this course have the following available to them to download and keep, plus links to other recommended resources available online:

  • The actual checklist I use when working with clients
  • Data Governance Healthcheck Questionnaire
  • Example Data Governance Road Map
  • Data Policy Contents List
  • Examples of Data Policies
  • Example Data Governance Framework
  • Example Data Quality Reporting Process
  • Copies of all the slides

Who this training is for:

This course is ideal for anyone who is trying to understand and manage data better but not sure where to start, as well as for those implementing Data Governance but struggling with the many obstacles.


All students participating in this course will have access to Nicola to ask questions as they work through the course, via an online forum. 

After registering you will be also offered the option to purchase coaching to support you as you complete the course.

Nicola Askham
Nicola Askham
The Data Governance Coach

Nicola is the leading data governance training provider in the UK. She holds a unique level of experience in the Data Governance field, and has experience in training and coaching major organisations to help them implement full data governance frameworks.

Nicola has developed a powerful methodology for implementing data governance based on over 13 years of experience and research into best practices. Her methodology breaks down the data governance initiative into logical steps, which ensures that businesses design and implement a data governance framework that is right for them.

Nicola initially worked for a leading UK Bank, and moved into consultancy in 2009. Nicola has worked with clients in a number of different industries including Financial Services, Defence, Utilities and Retail.

Nicola is a Director and Committee Member of DAMA UK, she sits on the Expert Panel of, and regularly writes and presents internationally on data governance best practice.

Please email Nicola with questions you have about the course content or whether it is right for you on:

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Reviews (1)

Best in the Market

by Venkata Valluri
Easy and Quick to get head around Data Governance right from inception to implementation..

Best in the Market

by Venkata Valluri
Easy and Quick to get head around Data Governance right from inception to implementation..