Data Management Maturity Assessment

A collaborative approach to the quantification of the maturity and process improvement for an organization’s data management capabilities.

Product Brief

The Data Management Maturity Model (DMM) is intended as a comprehensive reference model for state-of-the-practice data management process improvement. The DMM defines the fundamental business processes of data management and specific capabilities that constitute a gradated path to maturity. It allows organizations to evaluate themselves against documented best practices, determine gaps, and improve management of data assets across functional, line of business, and geographic boundaries.

Sandhill Consultants helps an organization understand what capabilities they will need to achieve a comprehensive enterprise scale data architecture. Understanding the capabilities is a good first step, but the organization will also need to determine its competency to achieve higher levels of performance of it data management processes.

Sandhill offers a DMM Assessment, incorporating a strategy which centers on the improvement of an organization’s data management process. Sandhill DMM is the key to bringing an effective return on opportunity for data governance efforts, and delivering trusted reliable data.

The capabilities and processes areas covered by the DMM Assessment are:

  • Data Management Strategy
    • Data Management Strategy
    • Communications
    • Data Management Function
    • Business Case
    • Funding
  • Data Governance
    • Governance Management
    • Business Glossary
    • Metadata Management
  • Data Quality
    • Data Quality Strategy
    • Data Profiling
    • Data Quality Assessment
    • Data Cleansing
  • Data Operations
    • Data Requirements Definition
    • Data Lifecycle Management
    • Provider Management
  • Platform & Architecture
    • Architectural Approach
    • Architectural Standards
    • Data Management Platform
    • Data Integration
    • Historical Data, Archiving & Retention
  • Supporting Processes
    • Measurement & Analysis
    • Process Management
    • Process Quality Assurance
    • Risk Management
    • Configuration Management

Key Benefits

  • Shared vision and understanding of data assets
  • Identification of strengths to be leveraged and gaps to be fixed
  • Risk mitigation, improved auditing and cost control
  • Strengthened data governance (collaboration and compliance)
  • Clear path for improvement in 25 process areas
  • Defined roles for stakeholders within each discipline
  • Competitive advantage resulting from improved data quality, trust in data, and ability to make sound strategic decisions


Data Management Engagements

Domain Education

Sandhill Consultants offers both standardized, modular education, as well as custom offerings. The following Education is recommended:

  • Data Management Maturity Model Executive Overview
  • Data Management Maturity Model Foundation

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Data Management Maturity Assessments

Sandhill’s approach to helping clients achieve desired levels of Data Management Maturity incorporates all of the data management practice areas. The following Sandhill DMM resources are particularly relevant:


Sandhill offers consulting and expert resourcing the following areas:

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