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The Data Governance Imperative by Steve Sarsfield

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CHAPTER 3: DEFINING DATA GOVERNANCE SUCCESS

An important concept that must be defined early in a data governance process is how to exactly define success. Since we’ve defined data governance as process improvements to better manage data, success would dovetail into creating an organizational structure that oversees the corporate use of data and makes life better for everyone in the organization.

However, every company is a little different. There will likely be generic success factors that almost every company will need to measure. There will also be very specific factors that only companies that share your industry or history will have in common with you.

That’s not to say that the definition of success must remain some sort of a corporate ...

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