For nearly a decade we have lived with the Gartner 7 building blocks of MDM.
The 7 blocks encompassing vision, strategy, metrics, governance, organization, processes and technology was recently touched here on the blog in the post The Need for a MDM Vision.
Yesterday Justine Rodian of Stibo Systems wrote Why 7 Master Data Management Building Blocks Aren’t Enough Anymore: Revisiting Gartner’s Best Practice Model.
Block 8 proposed herein, based on a presentation by former Gartner analyst John Radcliffe, is data. I have no problem with that. I think data has been there always as the foundation for information leading to knowledge and topped by wisdom.
Yep, let’s include data in Master Data Management.