Top Four Reasons Your MDM Program Will Fail, and How to Avoid Them

Archived Published: 11 October 2011 ID: G00223675


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Master data management implementation programs contain several diverse risk areas that must be recognized and addressed in order to ensure success. This analysis focuses on the four most common situations that cause unexpected issues, delays and program failure while attempting to implement MDM.

Table of Contents

  • What You Need to Know
  • Analysis
    • Failure of IT to Align With Business Process Improvements and Document Business Value
    • Delaying or Mismanaging Information Governance Implementation
    • Failure to Manage Initial Master Data Quality
    • Defining Transactional (Fact) Data as Master Data
    • Tactical Guidelines
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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