Data Governance, The Agile Way!

This month I want to move away from my usual “How To…” guidance on Data Governance and highlight a blog I recently read on how Agile can be used to enhance delivery of Data Governance projects.

The blog by FX Nicolas “Put some Agility in your MDM Mix”
“Agile according to Wikipedia:
Agile software development is a group of software development methodologies based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. It promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development and delivery, a time-boxed iterative approach, and encourages rapid and flexible response to change.”

In recent blogs I have written about Quick Wins and Gaining Sponsorship.
– An improvement or benefit that can be demonstrated and delivers value either in terms of monetary value or time.
Using an Agile approach will allow you to demonstrate the value of your project incrementally, showing each development and enhancement as it is ready, allowing requirements to be evolved as the business buys-in more and more to the fact that data is an asset to the business and needs to be managed.

“Agile Methods (Extreme Programming, SCRUM and others) have a successful track of records. The principles behind these methods align almost perfectly with the principles guiding master data management. Maybe it is time to put some “Agile” in the MDM Mix?”
http://www.semarchy.com/semarchy-blog/agile-mdm-1/

More information on Agile methods can be found:
http://agilemethodology.org/
http://www.allaboutagile.com/

Share what approaches you have used to gain buy-in and sponsorship for the Data Governance Projects.

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