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Many of you may not want to hear this, but the first step you may need to take in your data governance journey is to build a business case for your data governance program. It is our experience that in heavily regulated industries such as Financial Services, business cases have not been needed to begin the data governance journey. Time is of the essence in those industries. Thus they often get started with just a very high-level data governance strategy. However, for the rest of us, we will be asked to build a data governance business case to define the benefits for the organization.
A business case may sound like a significant effort, yet it can be quick and has significant longer term value for the data governance program. The data governance business case establishes the direction and priorities as well as the benefits for the program. It should establish the high-level understanding and communications for the business benefits the governance program will seek to achieve (use cases), who will be involved (resource types), where governance disciplines will be applied (processes in the use cases), and the economic value for applying governance to achieve those outcomes.
Many find that building the business case is exciting as well as rewording. After all, how many times do you get the opportunity to create such an important strategic direction for your organization? This is generally once in a career.
We start the data governance business case by gathering together a cross functional team. An effective team should be a mixture of executive, managers, and data analysts from across the organization. This will provide resources with the experience and understanding to create the business use cases. Ensure that you have experienced resources from finance as well. They will be invaluable in building the details for the financial cost and value template.
I advise that the team be comprised of everyone that will be the final approvers of the business case. There are a number of reasons for this recommendation. The obvious are to solicit the recommendations for:
The critical part is gaining concurrence on the business benefits that governance will achieve for the organization. Your use cases form the foundation of the business case.
The business use cases for data governance are often difficult for organizations to describe. I recommend that the team first identify the challenges they face around data management. Once we understanding our challenges, it is easier to agree and describe business solutions. Our use cases should be described in terms of business benefits rather than IT infrastructure objectives. Some examples of use cases are:
For each use case, the team needs to build a financial template containing the 3 building blocks of:
Business Risk (for doing and not doing data governance)
Business Value (benefits for data governance)
Costs (current and future operational and capital costs for data governance)
Your data governance business case may have 3 core deliverables such as the following:
There are a few steps that will be necessary to achieve our business case deliverables. These may be as follows:
Recognize that the effort is not finished with the acceptance of the business case. The team needs to ensure that the financial funding is approved and allocated so the data governance team can be operational and engaged. Taking the first step is an exciting step in your journey towards data governance excellence. Collibra is here to help you. Take a deep breath, stay calm and allow your data governance program to prosper.
And if you’re wondering whether or not you’re ready for data governance, read my prior post on data governance readiness.
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