In 2014 the CMMI Institute announced its Data Management Maturity Model (DMM) to enable organizations to improve data management practices across their entire business. Here we are almost three years later and the technology-independent model continues to help organizations optimize their data assets. DATAVERSITY brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “The Case for the Data Management Maturity Model.”

The DMM model spans six categories – Data Management Strategy, Data Governance, Data Quality, Data Operations, Platform Architecture and supporting processes – and 25 process areas.

The approach is to let organizations implement categories and processes according to what will bring their businesses the greatest value.

The CMMI Institute is now owned by ISACA (previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) and that provides the opportunity to work together on new products. Over the next year or two they plan to work with ISACA on version 2.0 of the Data Management Maturity Model, which will include business and programmatic aspects of data security programs, which currently are not in the model.

Melody K. Smith

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