- Start with the pain, need or problem, not the MDM product. You know this one-things like MDM are seldom about the technology you choose and more about systemic, enterprise-wide change.
- MDM and data governance projects require strong executive sponsorship, more so than most projects involving technology, he writes. That's probably because there's so much at stake with MDM, given its cost and reach.
- How to address the organizational change required by MDM and data governance initiatives.
- Getting business to own MDM and data governance.
If you read this blog-or, really, anything about MDM-on a regular basis, you'll recognize these best practices. But he's not just listing best practices, he's also offering advice about actually accomplishing them. For instance, in the fourth best-practice post, he shares an approach he's found helps get business involved at the highest level and coordinating across the enterprise, while still allowing process owners to have control within their own areas.
https://o1.qnsr.com/log/p.gif?;n=203;c=204663295;s=11915;x=7936;f=201904081034270;u=j;z=TIMESTAMP;a=20410779;e=iFinally, for a different angle on MDM success, check out this Information Management post, which lists 10 ways to fail at MDM. The list originated with Sally Gerber, the team lead for enterprise data management at Amway Corp. I doubt you'll be surprised to read her top pick for failing: Buy the tool first.