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#31 Data Governance - New skill?

More emphasis on data is required - to reflect current direction of digital transformations.

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From Australian Public Sector SFIA Forum:

Debate around informatics and data.  Generally all felt that the existing SFIA skills around data could encompass the needs of informatics but only for those very knowledgeable about the details in each data related skill.

The justification for suggesting additional data related skills is as follows:

  • There is a significant drive for large integration of data and interoperability of systems
  • IT is to a large extent the engine for ensuring that the data can be used and not the driver.
  • The importance of data in terms of what it is, its quality and integrity is often more important then the systems that manage it

As a comparison there are 20 service management skills but only about 5 data skills and the language focuses doesn't reflect the importance of data adn its use.

Matthew Burrows says:
Oct 18, 2017 06:42 PM

Please describe what the actual activity is. Importance isn’t really the key factor as SFIA is describing what people actually do. IRMG covers governance of information, so please outline what is missing in these descriptions.

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