For the most successful data governance project, the strategic level needs to involve upper level management and high-level technicians. Of course, this should include the CIO and CTO, but should include their lieutenants as well. Additionally, a senior data administrator or data architect should be included in this data governance initiative. A high level consultant could be used to help steer this committee and keep it on track. The strategists will map out the purpose and intent of the data governance initiative. Why is it needed? What problems will it solve? What will its impact be on the business?
The tactical level needs to involve the folks most literate on data and database systems. This should include data architects, database administrators, and technical end users; perhaps senior programmer/analysts, as well. Consultants may be needed in the data governance initiative to help flesh out the needed tasks and requirements. These folks will outline the necessary components of the data governance initiative to meet the strategy as outlined by the executive committee. Budgeting goals will need to be set as guided by the executive committee and streamlining or adjusting the tactics may to occur to stay within the budget guidelines as this group works on its mission
Finally, the execution level needs to be staffed with the appropriate folks who can actually implement the tactics outlined by the tactical committee. This will likely include members of the tactical committee, as well as more junior DBA, DA, and programming staff.
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