Gartner Research

The Seven Building Blocks of MDM: A Framework for Success

Published: 02 August 2016

ID: G00311161

Analyst(s): Michael Moran , Bill O'Kane


CDOs and data and analytics leaders need a framework to ensure that they approach master data management initiatives on a strategic, balanced and integrated basis. Gartner's seven building blocks of MDM will lead to greater success, and enable these programs to maximize business benefits.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create an MDM Strategy That Aligns With the Organization's Vision
  • Incorporate MDM Metrics Into the Business Metrics Hierarchy
  • Create an Information Governance Framework
  • Optimize the Business Organization and Roles
  • Formulate a Future-State Life Cycle That Covers All of the Master Data
  • Decide on What Type(s) of Infrastructure, and Whether to Buy or Build Technology

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