Cultivating Deeper Data Reporting

You can read my thoughts on how data governance can support firms in cultivating deeper data reporting in the February issue of Briefing. With law firms increasingly keen to capitalise on the pandemic-induced acceptance of new ways of doing things, a more mature data strategy is within reach – but there are many hurdles yet …

Do you need a data policy?

Season 1 Episode 10 In this last episode of Season One, CJ Anderson begins at the beginning by talking about the data governance policy. She explains what it is and what usually goes in one. But then she shares why she doesn’t believe you need one! Subscribe Law Firm Data Governance Podcast Answers to these …

What is a data governance framework?

Season 1 Episode 9 In this episode, CJ Anderson begins at the beginning by explaining the data governance framework. What it is, who and what to include when creating it and how to build it, so it works effectively. Subscribe Law Firm Data Governance Podcast Answers to these questions and more can be found on …

What is data lineage?

Season 1 Episode 7 In this episode, CJ Anderson begins at the beginning by explaining data lineage. This concept means different things to different teams – and all of them are important. You’ll want to understand why you need various data lineages to help your data governance initiative.  Data Lineage is an essential part of …

What is a data strategy

Season 1 Episode 8 In this episode, CJ Anderson begins at the beginning by explaining what a data strategy is. She’ll explain why having a data strategy is critical for data governance and for achieving the firm’s strategic goals. She’ll talk a little about the four crucial elements of a data strategy and who should …

How to build your Data Governance Roadmap

Getting started Most law firms already have the people, processes, skills, and knowledge to implement data governance. Unfortunately, you can often find these things in pieces across different business services or operational teams, which doesn’t make it easy to build your data governance roadmap. It can be challenging to know where to start, so here …

The data issues log

Season 1 Episode 6 In this episode, CJ Anderson begins at the beginning by talking about the data issues log. She explains what it is, why it’s helpful, who’s usually responsible for it and why it’s not the same as a project issues log. Subscribe Law Firm Data Governance Podcast Answers to these questions and …

Why won’t the data stewards talk to each other?

In nearly every conversation I have about data governance, someone will mention that they aren’t seeing the adoption and traction they expected after implementing a Data Governance Framework. Their complaint usually sounds like, “we’ve got all these people identified as data owners or data stewards – but none of them will talk to each other”. …