Irina Steenbeek

Irina Steenbeek

About Irina Steenbeek

Irina is a data management practitioner with more than 10 years of experience. The key areas of her professional expertise are the implementation of data management frameworks and data lineage. Throughout the years, she has worked for global institutions as well as large- and medium-sized organizations in different sectors, including but not limited to financial institutions, professional services, and IT companies.

Business partnering between Finance and Data Management through driver-based modeling and data lineage.

2019-04-28T13:09:08+00:00April 28th, 2019|Business planning, Data management, FP&A|

In this article I would like to talk about one possible area where cooperation between FP&A and Data management professionals can deliver mutually beneficial results. This area combines two independent concepts from FP&A and Data Management: driver-based modeling and data lineage...

Scope your data management initiative by using Critical Data Elements

2019-04-08T16:20:51+00:00April 8th, 2019|Data management|

Recently, the concept of critical data has caught the attention of a lot of data management professionals. I myself was no exception, so I decided to dive deeper into this subject and do some research. In this article, I would like to share some results of my research and my experience with definitions of critical data and critical data elements (CDEs), reasons to use CDEs and key...

Data lineage 105: Implementation guidelines

2020-02-03T10:55:10+00:00March 24th, 2019|Data lineage, Data management|

If by now you have decided that you and your company are ready to continue this journey and start the implementation of data lineage, let’s draft the key steps you need to take.Before we start, it is worth mentioning that an established data management framework and collaboration between data management professionals and stakeholders are a prerequisite for successful...

Data Lineage 104: Documenting data lineage

2020-02-03T10:55:10+00:00March 20th, 2019|Data lineage, Data management|

In this article, I would like to discuss and give my answer to the most complicated question: how should data lineage be documented? Before you even start thinking about documenting data lineage, there are a few crucial decisions to be made beforehand? What is the scope of data lineage in your situation?What method of documentation will you choose...

Data Lineage 103: Legislative requirements

2020-02-03T10:55:10+00:00March 17th, 2019|Data lineage, Data management|

Let's take a look at the requirements from the viewpoint of legislation.BSBC239 (PERDARR) and GDPR as key legislative triggers for data lineageAs an example, we will take requirements of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision's standard number 239 “Principles for effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting” (BCBS239 or PERDARR)1and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)2...

Data Lineage 102: Definition and key components

2020-02-03T10:55:10+00:00March 13th, 2019|Data lineage, Data management|

Nowadays, when someone starts talking to me about data lineage, the first question I ask is: ‘what do you mean by “data lineage”’? What is your understanding of data lineage? Believe it or not, but so far, I haven’t met a person whose definition and understanding of data lineage has perfectly corresponded with mine, or others that I have encountered over the years. The reason for that is that you...

Data Lineage 101: What’s so special about data lineage?

2020-02-03T10:55:10+00:00March 10th, 2019|Data lineage, Data management|

During the past few years, I have noticed a quick growth of interest towards data lineage. Data lineage has become a hot topic in the data management community. Being deeply involved in practical implementation of data lineage for the past two years, I would like to share my knowledge and experience with you...

FP&A partnering: 7 Tips for better communication with your business partners

2018-12-12T16:18:50+00:00December 12th, 2018|FP&A|

FP&A needs to increase its value for the business and the way to do it is through of business partnering. In this article, I would rather like to address a few practical challenges, the following two in particular: who are FP&A business partners, and how we, FP&A professionals...