Use the 7 Building Blocks of MDM to Achieve Success in the Digital Age

Published: 09 March 2018 ID: G00351157

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Master data management programs are vital to digital business success, but can easily derail without a clear strategy linked to business or mission priorities. Gartner's seven building blocks enable data and analytics leaders to focus MDM on maximizing business benefits.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Align the MDM Program With Your Organization's Business Vision — The Vision and Strategy Blocks
      • The MDM Vision
      • The MDM Strategy
    • Focus Your MDM Program on Stakeholders' Crucial Business Metrics — The Metrics Block
    • Avoid MDM Failure by Establishing Information Governance — The Governance Block
    • Get Ready for Changes in Business Organization and Roles — The People Block
    • Map Out Your MDM Destination by Creating a "Future State" Data Life Cycle — The Process Block
    • Build Your MDM Program on the Right Technology Infrastructure — The Infrastructure Block
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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