Gartner Research

Data Governance and Information Management

Published: 09 July 2012

ID: G00234464

Analyst(s): Marcus Collins


Data governance is a component of IT governance, which is part of corporate governance. Businesses should assert data governance at the board level, then at the executive committee level, then at the level of the CIO and IT data managers. Data governance can yield revenue and profits. Organizations should launch a data governance program if one does not exist, or improve one that does exist, to capture benefits. This template describes the components that can support a data governance program.

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Template Description

  • Precepts
    • Policy Management
    • Process Modeling and Design
    • Learning Management
  • Plan
    • Requirements Analysis
    • Impact Analysis
    • Repository and Metadata Management
  • Build
    • Schema Design
    • Data Architecture
    • Data Quality Specification
  • Run
    • Data Quality Monitoring and Enforcement
    • Data Access Auditing and Reporting
    • Information Life Cycle Management

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