To manage the organizational changes necessary for master data improvement, a data governance program is essential. This note explains the basic elements of a project plan for organizations looking to start a data governance program for master data management. It covers the following topics:
- Creating a data governance team.
- Developing a business plan and business case for executive buy-in.
- Building a governance project and program charter.
- Designing a governance plan.
Successfully implementing a governance program depends on the involvement of key business stakeholders and a persuasive business case.