The term Data Governance carries a lot of baggage and connotations that are not viewed positively in most places. Governance is viewed as command & control, bureaucratic, administrative, etc. (which, not surprisingly, are some of the synonyms for the word). I'm trying to come up with different labels/terms for both the program and participants at my current employer and would appreciate any suggestions. Context - this is the third implementation attempt here and I would like this one to be the one that lasts.
For example, Data Steward seems a bit out-dated/overused/dusty so I'm leaning towards Data Champion, Data Guardian or Data Advocate (I used Data Protection Champion in the past at a different company and it was well received). When I think of Data Guardians my mind immediately goes to 'Data Guardians, defenders of the <company name> Data Galaxy' but that is a bit too out there even for me.
The organization itself is collaborative and fairly laid back. We've performed assessments on our governance and analytics maturity and are defining the implementation strategy and focus areas addressing the critical issues surfaced in those initiatives.
So, I would greatly appreciate any imaginative or creative ways to re-label data governance to make it a bit more appealing.