Steps Three and Four: Define and Link

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Lowell Fryman, Practice Principal and Capability Manager


  • Develop a business term glossary
  • Propose the operating model and data ownership
  • Create data lineage


The third step of the Prescriptive Path is to define the business assets or business terms that are involved, establish your operating model, engage the organization, and get people excited about data governance. Link is the fourth step of the Prescriptive Path and applies to creating data lineage that helps our data consumers find, understand, and trust their data. The intent of the step is to identify the IT data assets that are in scope, link those to the business assets that we chose in the Define step, and create lineage and traceability to improve understanding and usage of those assets.