Education & Training

Lean data governance

Keep it smart & simple!

This course is part of our Enterprise Edition package. Discover the main topics we will discuss.

Profiles related to data such as the managers (CDOs) and the users (Data engineers, business analysts, etc.), will know how to find the answers relative to the organization allowing an efficient framework while facilitating the valuation of the information.

Lean Data Governance : the program


The context

The main concepts will be explained at the beginning of the training course for a better insight on the subject as well as a better understanding of the complexity of the exercise and the reasons for its mixed success.

  • Definition(s)
    Clarifications on what is often heard and what really defines data governance.

  • Consequences of not having data governance
    The understanding of what data governance can bring to your organization by illustrating the consequences of its absence.

  • Today’s challenges
    Why today’s data governance cannot be yesterday’s.

  • Defensive/offensive governance
    Our vision on the implementation of a “smart” and “simple” governance.

  • Lean data governance
    The strengths, weaknesses and an eventual complementarity of each approach.

The objectives

This second part will focus on the challenges, constraints and the main principles of each one’s final objectives.

  • Know your data
    What seems to be simple may not actually be so for many reasons. We detail in this part the objective, the main barriers and how to lift them.


  • Favor value creation
    Adding value to your data is part of the most obvious objectives, however a proper set up of a number of elements are required.


  • Guarantee compliance with regulations
    An aspect that cannot be honored without a structured approach.

Workshop: Self-evaluation

In light of all of the elements that were presented, the participants will carry out an exercise while completing a matrix covering all of the main actions used in companies in a data governance framework.



This part will be a workshop/exchange between collaborators that will present a possible framework and strategy to adopt/adapt to. This discussion will allow everyone to identify the right paths to take in order to overcome any obstacles.

Roles, rights and duties

This part will be a workshop/exchange between collaborators that will present a possible framework and strategy to adopt/adapt to. This discussion will allow everyone to identify the right paths to take in order to overcome any obstacles.

Make it simple and smart

The key elements, the order of execution and the necessary means are presented in this part. The aspects relative to the rules (definition, set up), the security, the actors involved and the data are also presented.


Any change must be followed up by an effective communication for a cohesive team, which is a fundamental element for success.

The right tools

Some actions may require the use of tools in order to facilitate their implementation or to increase their efficiency. We go over all of the possibilities.


This checklist serves as a guide to what the first elements to activate in order to initiate a “Simple and Smart” Data Governance.

Your trainer

David martin zeenea


David Martin is the Customer Success Director at Zeenea.

A former software and data architect, he previously occupied the position of IT Consulting Manager where he contributed to the development of data offers and accompanied his clients in their transitions. His accomplishments have led him to numerous customer contexts with solid and pragmatic feedback.


  • Chief Data Officers
  • Data Governors / Data Stewards
  • Big Data Project Managers
  • Business analysts
  • Data scientists


General knowledge of the principles of data architecture (traditional, modern etc.) is a plus.

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