Updated Key Elements of Data Intelligence Success

Updated Key Elements of Data Intelligence Success

There are six key elements (goals, roadmap, buy-in, content, process, and champions) that we say are needed for organizational data governance (and data intelligence) success.  We will cover these key elements in this blog post as well as providing links to resources.  Previously we did a blog post with five key elements (access the previous post here) but have revised the number of elements to six.


First, Clear Goals - defining your clear data governance goals on why you are doing this.  Resource: Start with Why Video

Second, Pragmatic and Prioritized Roadmap - create a roadmap with high-level summary information along with lower-level details regarding current data governance state and rollout phases.  Resource: Roadmap Recorded Webinar

Third, Buy-in for Goals and Roadmap - develop an established data governance buy-in either from the top down or from the bottom up as you roll things out.  Resource: Creating Organization Buy-in for Data Governance Blog Post

Fourth, Reaching Minimum Content Tipping Point - get a certain amount of data governance content created before you really roll out your data governance initiative.  Import content if possible or get a solution like the Data Cookbook that integrates with data systems.   Resources: Data Governance Content Blog Post and Video

Fifth, Just in Time Processes - have good data governance processes in place so staff understands how to make data requests and report data quality issues as well as how to access content.  And make sure data stewards know what their role is.  Resource: Evaluate Your Data Governance Processes Blog Post and Data Steward Roles Blog Post

Sixth, Champions - you need people who are going to believe in data governance and promote it.  You need a data stewards’ group and members of leadership team to be supportive of data governance.  Resource: Data Steward Resources Blog Post

If you would like to see a video regarding the key elements then click here.

Hope this blog post and the mentioned resources were of assistance to you.  All our data governance and data intelligence resources (blog posts, videos, and recorded webinars) can be accessed from our data governance resources page.

IData has a solution, the Data Cookbook, that can aid the employees and the organization in its data governance, data intelligence, data stewardship and data quality initiatives. IData also has experts that can assist with data governance, reporting, integration and other technology services on an as needed basis. Feel free to contact us and let us know how we can assist.

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