Over the past couple of years, I’ve seen the importance of data governance grow across all industries. For some reason though, most people seem to associate data governance with a control function that conjures all sorts of associations of data policing, lack of agility, slow change, and more. Obviously, you need some degree of control to make data governance real. However, an often overlooked aspect of data governance is that it must also function as an enablement function because process creates peace of mind and actually gets things done when you are faced with a lot of stakeholders. There is good news for the fans (including myself) of the enablement view, as I have been getting questions about crowdsourcing data governance.