Launch the data catalog in phases—with critical data sets first—that align with the chosen use cases
Data catalog training needs to be embedded in existing training such as onboarding, data analytics, data security, etc.
Gradually open the data catalog to new user groups/personas; with this approach, the data catalog can be optimized for broader use before it is presented to a group of more resistant users
Data catalog training within the company’s training cycle; create hands-on training programs where the data catalog is being used to identify certain information; data catalog training needs to be embedded in existing training: onboarding, data analytics, data security, etc.
A solid, well-regarded data catalog tool that fits within the existing enterprise infrastructure
Highly visible use cases that will demonstrate the value of a data catalog
A well-staffed team of data stewards to add meta data—curating and maintaining meta data is labor intensive but a key to its success
A network of champion users/early adopters who are willing to participate in a soft launch and interested in optimizing the user experience to build broad support