SFIA View: Data governance skills

Data governance skills

The skills needed to align data management practices to organizational purpose through the development and implementation of effective strategies, policies and procedures.

Information governance IRMG

The overall governance of how all types of information, structured and unstructured, whether produced internally or externally, are used to support decision-making, business processes and digital services. Encompasses development and promotion of the strategy and policies covering the design of information structures and taxonomies, the setting of policies for the sourcing and maintenance of the data content, and the development of policies, procedures, working practices and training to promote compliance with legislation regulating all aspects of holding, use and disclosure of data.

Strategic planning ITSP

The creation, iteration and maintenance of a strategy in order to align organizational actions, plans and resources with business objectives and the development of plans to drive forward and execute that strategy. Working with stakeholders to communicate and embed strategic management via objectives, accountabilities and monitoring of progress.

Enterprise IT governance GOVN

The establishment and oversight of an organization's approach to the use of Information systems and digital services, and associated technology, in line with the needs of the principal stakeholders of the organization and overall organizational corporate governance requirements. The determination and accountability for evaluation of current and future needs; directing the planning for both supply and demand of these services; the quality, characteristics, and level of IT services; and for monitoring the conformance to obligations (including regulatory, legislation, control, and other standards) to ensure positive contribution of IT to the organization's goals and objectives.

Information systems coordination ISCO

Typically within a large organization in which the information strategy function is devolved to autonomous units, or within a collaborative enterprise of otherwise independent organizations, the coordination of information strategy matters where the adoption of a common approach (such as shared services) would benefit the organization.

Data management DATM

The management of practices and processes to ensure the security, quality, integrity, safety and availability of all forms of data and data structures that make up the organization’s information. The management of data and information in all its forms and the analysis of information structure (including logical analysis of taxonomies, data and metadata). The development of innovative ways of managing the information assets of the organization.

Information assurance INAS

The protection of integrity, availability, authenticity, non-repudiation and confidentiality of information and data in storage and in transit. The management of risk in a pragmatic and cost effective manner to ensure stakeholder confidence.

Enterprise and business architecture STPL

The creation, iteration, and maintenance of structures such as enterprise and business architectures embodying the key principles, methods and models that describe the organization's future state, and that enable its evolution. This typically involves the interpretation of business goals and drivers; the translation of business strategy and objectives into an “operating model”; the strategic assessment of current capabilities; the identification of required changes in capabilities; and the description of inter-relationships between people, organization, service, process, data, information, technology and the external environment. The architecture development process supports the formation of the constraints, standards and guiding principles necessary to define, assure and govern the required evolution; this facilitates change in the organization's structure, business processes, systems and infrastructure in order to achieve predictable transition to the intended state.

Relationship management RLMT

The systematic identification, analysis, management, monitoring and improvement of stakeholder relationships in order to target and improve mutually beneficial outcomes. Gains commitment to action through consultation and consideration of impacts. Design the relationship management approach to be taken; including roles and responsibilities, governance, policies, processes, and tools, and support mechanisms. Creatively combines formal and informal communication channels in order to achieve the desired result.