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Ignition Guide to Building a Data Governance Program

Published: 16 March 2017

ID: G00363938

Analyst(s): Quality Research Team


This guide will help you define the scope of your data governance program, establish roles and responsibilities with clearly defined accountability, and create standards and procedures for how data assets are to be accessed and used.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 5: Plan to Build a Data Governance Program

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 5: Secure Participation from Leadership and Involved Business Functions


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 5: Define Roles and Responsibilities for the Data Governance Team


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 5: Create Standards and Procedures for the Data Governance Program


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 5: Monitor the Performance of the Data Governance Program

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

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