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Key Recommendations for Implementing Enterprise Metadata Management Across the Organization

Published: 16 September 2016

ID: G00315412

Analyst(s): Guido De Simoni


Enterprise metadata management is a critical part of enterprise information management delivery, a key enabler for validating data used in decision making, analytics, compliance, and even data monetization. Data and analytics leaders should consider the recommendations below when implementing EMM.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Start Your EMM Program by Linking the Two Most Important Initiatives That Are in the Target Scope of Senior Business Management for Mission-Critical Priorities (Vision)
  • Leverage EMM to Include Cross-Silos of "Low Hanging Fruit" Metadata (Strategy)
  • Use Business Metrics to Measure and Publish EMM Success (Metrics)
  • Extend Information Governance Rules to Metadata for the Assets That Are Well Governed Using the Three Rings of Information Governance
  • Obtain Sponsorship From Business Roles to Drive Expansion of EMM Programs; Appoint Champions of the Discipline to Establish Value to the Business (Organization and Roles)
  • Capture Use Cases for Data and Quality Ratings, and Start With Something That Spans Broadly but Is a Small Dataset (Information Life Cycle)
  • Establish a Unified Approach to EMM Using the Gartner Information Capability Framework (Enabling Infrastructure)

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