An Agile Approach to Creating Business Value with Master Data Management

A David Loshin Whitepaper


Thought leader David Loshin identifies key considerations in staying agile to maximize MDM benefits.

Loshin-agile-value-MDM coverpage 150x150This paper explores how the operational processes employed to create and populate a master data repository often deemphasize the needs of the data consumers, leading to impediments in productionalizing the master data management environment and difficulty in its integration within enterprise business functions. In turn, the paper discusses an alternative path that adapts aspects of the agile development approach to focus on master data consumption and how that shapes the materialization of composite master views. Finally, the paper suggests some of the key features that an agile MDM tool must provide as guidance for considering vendors and products.

This agile approach to designing and implementing an MDM program will speed time-to-value, reduce the complexity of integration and deployment, and promote adoption among an expanding cadre of MDM consumers across the enterprise.

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Recorded Webinar: Business Oriented Data Governance with David Loshin

The boom in the information economy has motivated organizations to rethink the way they convert data into actionable information and intelligence. Hear David Loshin’s insights into how this should impact your plans for data governance.

In this webinar, we consider a different approach that effectively redefines data governance in the context of defining and implementing those data policies ensuring data usability to meet consumer requirements.

Watch the recorded webinar or download the slides.

Follow-up Whitepaper: Business Oriented Data Governance by David Loshin

The explosive growth of the information economy has motivated organizations to rethink the way they ingest, capture, prepare, manage, and analyze data in a way that ensures predictable and acceptable levels of data fidelity and usability.

As a result, the C-level managers are also rapidly recognizing data governance as a “must-have” for the enterprise.

Download this paper to learn the motivations for coupling data governance with master data management and how to evolve data policies and processes to position master data management for success.

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