Data Governance in Agile projects
I’ve come to consider the Agile project delivery methodology to be a great context for data governance. The iterative approach in Agile, with its fast feedback loops, focussing on what really matters to reach business objectives, provides the much needed data priorities for governance. Agile can be leveraged to identify critical data very early in the project and it allows for proactive data governance efforts as opposed to reacting to data issues in traditional (i.e. waterfall) development or testing project phases.
First, let’s agree on what Data Governance could mean in the context of a project, then we’ll consider the specificities within the Agile methodology. read more