Business-Oriented Data Governance for
Effective Master Data Management

A David Loshin Whitepaper

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screen-shot-2017-05-19-at-2-20-22-pmTo use the potentially massive volumes of data for productive purposes, there is a need to ingest, capture, prepare, manage, and analyze that 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. Unfortunately, poorly-designed and minimally-planned data governance processes are fundamentally ineffective because they are viewed as bureaucratic and overwhelming. Yet proper data governance is a critical success factor for master data management.

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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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.

White paper – An Agile Approach to Creating Business Value with Master Data Management

By David Loshin, Knowledge Integrity, Inc.

This 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 than 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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