Gartner Research

Ignition Guide to Building a Data and Analytics Governance Program

Published: 13 March 2019

ID: G00707542

Analyst(s): Chief Data and Analytics Officer Research Team

Summary

Traditional approaches to data and analytics governance are inadequate to deliver the value that big data and digitization demand. Data and analytics leaders can use this guide to establish a governance program that aligns with business priorities and divides strategic and tactical responsibilities.

Table Of Contents

Overview

Steps

Step 1 of 6: Prepare to Build the Data and Analytics Governance Program

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 6: Determine the Scope and Objectives for the Data and Analytics Governance Program

Tasks

How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 6: Secure Senior Leadership Buy-In

Tasks

How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 6: Establish the Data and Analytics Governance Team Structure

Tasks

How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 6: Identify the Policies, Procedures, Technologies and Cultural Changes Required for the Governance Program

Tasks

How to Set Up for Success

Step 6 of 6: Monitor the Progress of the Data and Analytics Governance Program

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

Recommended by the Authors

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