Strategic Data Management
In the first of two new white papers we look at The Data Maturity Model.
'Capability Maturity Models' describe 5 evolutionary stages in which an organisation manages its processes. The thought behind the Capability Maturity Model, originally developed for software development, is that an organisation should be able to absorb and carry its software applications. The model also provides specific steps and activities to get from one level to the next.
The 5 stages of the Capability Maturity Model are:
- Initial (processes are ad-hoc, chaotic, or actually few processes are defined)
- Repeatable (basic processes are established and there is a level of discipline to stick to these processes)
- Defined (all processes are defined, documented, standardised and integrated into each other)
- Managed (processes are measured by collecting detailed data on the processes and their quality)
- Optimising (continuous process improvement is adopted and in place by quantitative feedback and from piloting new ideas and technologies)
The Capability Maturity Model is useful not only for software development, but also for describing evolutionary stages of organisations in general and in order to describe the level of Value Based Management that an organisation has realised or wants to aim for.
There is no reason why the same cannot be defined for the processes involved in managing data, although data is a somewhat more complex area and therefore the maturity model is more arbitrary than most single path approaches.
Please click here to download our white paper on the Data Maturity Model.
The second white paper is a health check, which was originally formulated in a workshop for a client. See how you get on.
Please click here to download our white paper on the Data Health Check.