Non-Invasive Data Governance to Leverage Structured and Unstructured Information Assets
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  Robert Seiner   Robert S. Seiner
KIK Consulting/


Tuesday, November 4, 2008
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Many organizations view governance of their information assets as being over-and-above normal work efforts and threatening to the existing work culture of the organization. Many organizations have a difficult time getting people to adopt governance best practices because of a common belief that governance is about command-and-control. It does not have to be that way.

“Non-Invasive Data Governance”, the approach taught and implemented by Robert S. Seiner of KIK Consulting &, focuses on formalizing existing accountability for the management of data and information, and improving formal communications, value and quality efforts through effective cross-organization stewarding of information resources.

Participate in this first of a kind webcast and you will learn how to focus your governance approach on leveraging the strengths that already exists in your organization and addressing opportunities to improve. Non-Invasive Data Governance will be discussed in the terms of a few quick statements.

With Non-Invasive Data Governance:

• Steward responsibilities are identified and recognized, formalized and engaged according to their existing responsibility rather than being assigned or handed to people as more work.
• Governance is applied to existing policies, standard operating procedures, practices, and methodologies … rather than being introduced or emphasized as new processes or methods.
• Governing data augments and supports all data integration, risk management, business intelligence and master data management activities rather than imposing inconsistent rigor to these initiatives.
• Specific attention is paid to assuring senior management’s understanding of a practical and non-threatening yet effective approach to governing data that will be taken to mediate ownership and promote stewarding of data as a cross-organization asset, rather than the traditional method of “you will do this”.
• Best practices and key concepts of the non-threatening approach are communicated effectively, compared to existing practices to identify and leverage strengths and enable the ability to address opportunities to improve.

Robert (Bob) S. Seiner is the President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services and the Publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter ( In 2017, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. In 2016, KIK Consulting celebrated its 15th anniversary focusing on knowledge transfer and consultative mentoring in the areas of Data Governance, Metadata, and Information Quality.

Bob was recently awarded the DAMA Professional Award for significant and demonstrable contributions to the data management industry. Bob specializes in Non-Invasive Data Governance™, data stewardship, and metadata management solutions, and has successfully assisted and mentored many notable organizations.

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