Guide to Good Definitions

About This Course


Sara Acton, Facilitator


  • Explain how definitions should describe an asset
  • Demonstrate definition terms
  • Compare nested definitions


Different terms mean different things depending on the context. For example: Is “Customer” the same for Finance as it is for Sales? Do the same rules apply? Good definitions are fundamental to the success of any Data Governance endeavor. They are central to the effort of data governance, and creating and approving them is one of the major tasks for data governance teams.There are a series of tips for what to avoid when writing definitions, and of course, a series of examples of how to concisely write a definition.