MDM Primer: How to Define Master Data and Related Data in Your Organization


Archived Published: 07 October 2016 ID: G00311453

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Summary

Data and analytics leaders, including MDM program managers, need to ensure a shared understanding of what defines master data across the organization. This primer will help them define master data across business and IT.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Use Definitional Techniques to Contextualize What Is Master Data
    • Explore, Define and Agree on Why and Where Business Users Rely on Master Data Across Business Processes and IT Systems
    • Avoid "Scope Creep" by Starting With Smaller Projects, Leverage the Lessons Learned in Initial Projects for Future Efforts and Use Early Projects to Determine How Each New Master Data Effort Will Proceed
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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