- Lack of buy-in- Attaining buy-in and support applies to every organization, large or small.
- Decision making authority- Data governance cannot work unless a team of key stakeholders steps up and takes accountability for organizational data decisions.
- Incremental approach- Data governance is best rolled out in phases, addressing one pain point.
- Effectively managing change management- Both business and IT processes must be changed.
- Ensure your business case highlights the proactive benefits of a data governance program to keep executives and key stakeholders engaged.
- A data governance initiative should address policies, standards, and processes for data management.
- A dedicated data management team must be charged with the task of creating and enforcing those policies and procedures to exert greater control over the way data is manipulated.
- Ensuring your organization has a formal change management policy will improve acceptance of your organization’s data governance initiative from the business.
Impact and Result
- Secure buy-in by creating a compelling business case to highlight the benefits and advantages of data governance.
- Create Data Governance Steering Committee and/or Data Owner and Steward roles for the effective design and management of governance policies, processes, and standards.
- Launch a data governance initiative using a phased approach. This enables the governance team to measure success, and provide positive feedback to the business.
- Communicate change effectively to encourage support and participation from both key stakeholders, and all other staff impacted by data governance.