The IBM Data Governance Council Maturity Model: Building a Roadmap for Effective Data Governance
Data governance is a quality control discipline for adding new rigor and discipline to the process of managing, using, improving and protecting organizational information. Effective data governance can enhance the quality, availability and integrity of a company's data by fostering cross-organizational collaboration and structured policy-making. Many companies are just learning to examine their data governance practices, and searching for industry benchmarks and common frameworks to ground their approach. The IBM Data Governance Council Maturity Model is a breakthrough initiative designed with input from a council of 55 organizations to build consistency and quality control in governance through proven business technologies, collaborative methods and best practices. This paper describes the Data Governance Council Maturity Model and explains how organizations can leverage it.