Data Governance I

Best practice data governance training

As data becomes more and more critical both to the effective operation of organisations, and to their performance in an increasingly competitive landscape, the efficient and effective management of that data becomes crucial. Data governance refers to the processes and skills required to effectively manage data, whether big or small, traditional or digital.

This two day course provides an informed, realistic and comprehensive foundation for establishing best practice data governance in your organisation. Suitable for every level from CDO to executive to data steward, this highly practical course will equip you with the tools and strategies needed to successfully create and implement a data governance strategy and roadmap. It’s your Best Practice Data Governance 101.

Day 1

  • What is data governance? – Introduction: what is (or should be) included and excluded from this responsibility
  • Why data governance matters
  • The relationship between data governance, data management strategy, master data management and analytics governance
  • Data governance in context – understanding data
  • The data governance framework:
    • Data lineage and metadata
    • Availability and access
    • Data security
    • Data usability and critical assets to support usability
    • Master data management (and master data management strategy)
    • Data quality (and how to approach data quality uplift in the context of data management strategy and master data management strategy)

Day 2

  • Strategic data governance and the new realities (Big Data strategy and architecture, data lakes, data science, data warehouse governance, cloud)
  • Organisational structures to support data governance – various models, strengths and weaknesses
  • How to scope and go about implementing a data governance strategy in your organisation, in the context of your data management strategy, data warehouse strategy, master data management strategy and analytics strategy
  • Steps to implementing data governance
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Face to face public courses: early bird pricing is available until 2 weeks prior. Group discounts: 5% for 2–4 people, 10% for 5–6 people, 15% for 7–8 people, and 20% for 9 or more people. Discounts are calculated during checkout.

Online public courses: available at a 25% off the face-to-face courses as a special introductory price. to groups or to individuals who want to follow a curriculum program and attend multiple courses:

  • 2-4 courses/attendees 10% off
  • 5+ courses/attendees 20% off

Hurry as bookings will close 1 week before each course. Group discounts are calculated during checkout on individual courses. Individuals can book multiple courses at a discount – please enquire.

Course Booking Terms and Conditions

Additional Information – Best Practice Data Governance

AudienceAny managers or other staff impacted by data analytics or stakeholders in the any part of the data ecosystem. This course is essential for data stewards and managers of functions making use of data analytics.
ObjectiveThe learning objective of this course is to provide trainees with a comprehensive overview the data governance field, and an appreciation of the problems that it addresses and means it uses to solve them.
Pre-requisitesStudents should have completed or have equivalent knowledge to the courses Data Literacy for Everyone
Duration2 days
Delivery MethodOnline, in-person at AlphaZetta Academy locations or on-premise for corporate groups

Our online courses run as live online meetings using Zoom for the video meeting part and Microsoft virtual computers for the practical components. The benefit of having a live trainer for online training is you can ask questions, obtain mentoring from the trainer and interact with classmates.

Course participants will require the following technologies and online accounts. Please check that your setup satisfies these requirements:

  • Course participants will require the following technologies and online accounts:
  • Reliable computer (Windows, Mac or Linux)
  • Webcam (to help facilitate the mentoring aspect of our training)
  • Reliable internet access
  • A quiet space
  • Zoom video conferencing software and Zoom account (register and pre-install the software at
  • Microsoft account in order to access the virtual lab PCs (Existing or new account. There’s nothing to be installed, you just need an account to sign-in with.)

Meals and refreshments

Face-to-face courses: Catered morning tea and lunch are provided on both days of the course. Please notify us at least a week ahead if you have any special dietary requirements.


Use to email us any questions about the course, including requests for more detail, or for specific content you would like to see covered, or queries regarding prerequisites and suitability.
If you would like to attend but for any reason cannot, please also let us know.


Course material may vary from advertised due to demands and learning pace of attendees. Additional material may be presented, along with or in place of advertised.

Cancellations and refunds

You can get a full refund if you cancel 14 days or more before the course starts. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 14 days before the course starts.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Do I need to bring my own computer?
This is dependent on the venue. Please check the course event page.

Why do I need to provide a shipping address?
For online courses, we need an address to send you the course notes that you need for the course.

Private and Corporate Training

In addition to our public seminars, workshops and courses, AlphaZetta Academy can provide this training for your organisation in a private setting at your location or ours, or online. Please enquire to discuss your needs.

Scheduled Public Courses

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Private and Corporate Training

In addition to our public seminars, workshops and courses, AlphaZetta Academy can provide this training for your organisation in a private setting at your location or ours, or online. Please enquire to discuss your needs.

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