Gartner Research

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

Published: 09 March 2018

ID: G00351157

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


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
  • Key Challenges


  • 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

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