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Actionable Education: Clarity on Data Maturity & Data Governance

Updated: Aug 30, 2023

At its simplest, data maturity is the extent to which an organization utilizes the data it produces. One of the ways an organization utilizes data is the creation of a data analytics capability. The purpose of any data analytics capability is to make data meaningful. To achieve this, a credit union needs to have appropriate tools, skillful talent, and an operational structure that transforms data and monitors its quality.

For an organization to have quality and structure to its data, it needs to create a data governance program. The mission of a data governance program at a credit union is to give a formal structure to its data. Just like loans, data needs to be defined, categorized, prioritized, and documented to maintain quality and set policies and procedures. Data governance is part of organizational data maturity efforts and works best when aligned with the data strategy. An enterprise can not become data mature unless it has integrity in its data, this is only achievable with formal data governance. The following is a sample of a data maturity framework assignment.

Identify Data Maturity Opportunity

1. Data maturity opportunity

List the current state and future state of cu data maturity:

2. Current State

Building out primary blocks of data in our data warehouse along with incremental additions for new use cases. Data in the warehouse is clean, but some definitions need to undergo review.

3. Future State

The data warehouse contains all the CUs primary data sources, with additional derived data for specific use cases, and all data element definitions are agreed upon.

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First City Credit Union


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