Sandhill’s Data Governance Assessment provides a picture of your current data governance maturity and recommendations for a path to achieve your strategic data management capability and goals.
The data governance assessment is used to evaluate the maturity of the practices to create and maintain a corporate culture of shared responsibility for the data assets. It helps the organization to develop a thorough and detailed knowledge of the as-is data layer and the lineage of data through from business terms through business processes, data stores, and systems.
The DMM presents five levels of functional capability and maturity. Each process area level is characterized by increasing achievements for process improvement of best practices, as follows:
Performed: Data is managed as a requirement for the implementation of projects.
Scale: The capability exists, for at least one project.
Managed: There is awareness of the importance of managing data as a critical infrastructure asset.
Scale: The capability has expanded, for at least one line of business, program, or cross-cutting project.
Defined: Data is treated at the organizational level as critical for successful mission performance.
Scale: The capability exists at an enterprise wide scale.
Measured: Data is treated as a source of competitive advantage.
Optimized: Data is seen as critical for survival in a dynamic and competitive market.
DMM assessments, unlike other CMMI assessments which focus on a single number, look at a quantitative measure across 26 data management processes. The assessment evaluates an organization’s capabilities according to DMM practice statements and example work products. Each practice statement within a process area is scored individually and weighted equally.
Capability maturity within a process area is based on functional capabilities. Maturity is measured according to the achievement within each process area of the functional practices associated with each capability level and all levels below. Although process areas are independent, organizations may select any number of process areas as their focus for building and improving capabilities.
Maturity assessment, as distinguished from capability measurement, requires that all process areas being measured are being performed at the function capability level. For a process area to be scored at a maturity Level 3, the organization must be performing all of the functional practices for Levels 1, 2, and 3. The maturity level can be measured for single process areas, individual categories, or any combination of these, up to and including the whole model. The maturity measurement level is established as part of the scoping phase of the assessment.
The assessment approach consists of collaborative identification of gaps against the DMM framework, synthesized with priorities, business needs, challenges and opportunities.
The assessment methodology combines:
The assessment is developed to help an organization to achieve a common understanding and representation of an expanding compendium of approved business terms, prioritize and sequence its development, and manage term creation and changes over time.
The measurement of the business glossary process is determined by the degree of completeness of the following goals:
The assessment is developed to assist the organization ensure that the processes that facilitate collaborative decision making and effectively implement the building, sustaining, and compliance functions of
The measurement of the governance process is determined by the degree of completeness of the following goals:
The assessment measures the effectiveness of the processes to provide a top-down approach to architecting, planning, populating, and managing the metadata repository to fully describe the organization’s data assets.
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