DataEd Webinar: Data Management Maturity – Achieving Best Practices Using DMM

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About the Webinar

Since its release in 2014, the CMMI/Data Management Maturity (DMM)℠ model has become the de facto standard for planning and implementing programmatic improvements to organizational Data Management programs. It permits organizations to evaluate its current-state Data Management capabilities and discover gaps to remediate and strengths to leverage. The DMM reveals priorities, business needs, and a clear, rapid path for process improvements. This webinar will describe the DMM framework for assessing an organization’s Data Management capabilities, its evolution, and illustrate its use as a roadmap guiding organizational Data Management improvements.

Key Takeaways:

  • Our profession is advancing its knowledge and has a widespread basis for partnerships
  • New industry assessment standard is based on successful CMM/CMMI foundation
  • A clear need for Data Strategy
  • A clear and unambiguous call for participation

About the Speakers

Peter Aiken

Founding Director, Data Blueprint

Peter Aiken is an acknowledged Data Management (DM) authority. As a practicing data consultant, professor, author, and researcher, he has studied DM for more than 30 years. International recognition has come from assisting more than 150 organizations in 30 countries. He is a dynamic presence at events and author of 10 books and multiple publications, including his latest on Data Strategy. Peter also hosts the longest running webinar series dedicated to DM (hosted by In 1999, he founded Data Blueprint, a consulting firm that helps organizations leverage data for profit, improvement, competitive advantage, and operational efficiencies.  He is also Associate Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), past President of the International Data Management Association (DAMA-I), and Associate Director of the MIT International Society of Chief Data Officers.

Melanie Mecca

CEO, DataWise, Inc.

Ms. Mecca, CEO of DataWise, Inc., was formerly CMMI Institute’s Director of Data Management.  As managing author of the Data Management Maturity (DMM)SM Model, she created an assessment method for evaluating data management capabilities and has delivered incisive, actionable results for 25+ organizations in many industries.  Ms. Mecca led development of courses and computer-based training (CBT) for the CMMI’s Enterprise Data Management Expert (EDME) certification, and has produced CBT for Data Stewards across all agencies in the State of Arizona. DataWise, Inc. is a certified CMMI Institute Partner, helping organizations to accelerate their data management strategies, programs and staff education. Ms. Mecca offers EDM consulting and CDO advisory services, teaches certification and custom courses, presents at conferences and webinars, and authors white papers and industry articles. She also contributed to the DMBoK 2.0 and has presented seminars and workshops for many DAMA Chapters.

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