CHAPTER 17Master Data Governance

In the previous chapters of Part IV, we concentrated on various implementation aspects of MDM. We have noted a few times throughout the book that Data Governance is a critical area that must be addressed to ensure a successful MDM implementation. Practically every description, reference, and discussion document published about MDM emphasizes the criticality of Data Governance for MDM. Without Data Governance it is impossible to successfully implement and operate an MDM program or solution.

In this chapter we will do a “deep dive” into Data Governance. We will seek to understand Data Governance challenges in more detail, especially as they relate to an implementation of complex MDM programs, and will recommend ...

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