7 Must-Have Foundations for Modern Data and Analytics Governance

Data and analytics leaders can exploit business opportunities and challenges only if they have established the right foundations for data and analytics governance. Now is the time to lay down the must-have governance foundations for future data and analytics success.

Key Findings

  • Data and analytics leaders are failing to deliver sustainable business value through data and analytics, because of poor governance practices.
  • Poor data and analytics governance practices prevail in all but top-tier or high-performing organizations, which leads to an inability to respond effectively to new opportunities and challenges when they arise.
  • Data and analytics leaders struggle to address exactly what aspects of their governance to improve and how much to invest, because they don’t have a clear benchmark for best practice in key governance areas.

Gartner recommends data and analytics leaders such as chief data officers looking to modernize their strategy approach should:

  • Analyze the gap between your current data and analytics governance practices versus the seven foundational best practices described in this research note. 
  • Implement these seven must-have foundations to replace failing governance practices, but keep those that are compliant. Then execute the next actions to modernize your data and analytics governance.

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