Data governance is the overall management of the ownership, definition and contextualisation of an organisation’s data. Getting Data Governance right can be a daunting task, but one we are highly experienced at and will provide guidance with at every step of the way. Tackling all data types at once is a mistake made all too often and can lead to a lack of perceived value by users; progress is slow and projects drag. Instead we advise, once a unified data strategy is in place, to select a core set of use cases to govern first; demonstrate success, and then repeat the process. We see time and time again this approach yields stronger buy in from the business. Invariably it is not enough to mandate process, it is necessary to demonstrate value to foster adoption and make data governance a success.