AGILE DATA GOVERNANCE Bootcamp!
A THREE-MONTH VIRTUAL PROGRAM BY LAURA MADSEN
In the first session, we will discuss the other attempts at data governance, look for lessons learned, and talk about the transition to ADG. We will discuss the who, what, when, where, why, and how much of the next steps. We'll create a list of talking points and your homework will be to have some key internal discussions, and identify some enthusiastic participants to bring to your next session.
The second session is all about how to get this effort rolling. People are the engine of any data governance function and that’s true with agile data governance too. We will review the roles you need and how they interact, discuss how to de-commission old committees, and create the self-forming agile teams. This session's homework will include creating role descriptions and a roster leveraging our starter templates.
Session three will focus on data governance categories and their role in your ADG efforts. Understanding the scope of ADG will help create clear boundaries to protect your success. Homework for this session is to circulate these talking points around your organization and finalize your first-phase allocation of importance.
Session four gets down to brass tacks. Taking all that you have learned about roles, people, and your scoping exercise, we will create your first “backlog” or the “go-do list”. We will practice how to write good stories with clear definitions of done. Your homework will be to complete your first backlog.
With your backlog front and center, we will prioritize your first sprint in session five. We will align the categories in your backlog, plan a sprint, and review requirements for transparent communication -a hallmark of any agile methodology. This session will serve as your official ADG kick-off. Your homework will be to manage and complete your sprint.
In your final session, we will practice the retro aspects of agile; discuss how the sprint went, what worked, what didn’t, and what you want to change in your next one. We will also review everything we learned from previous sessions. Lastly, we will schedule periodic future touch points as you continue to navigate through early stages of adopting agile data governance. Your homework for this session? Go be AWESOME!