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23 Nov, 2016

Foundations of Metadata Management

23 November, 2016
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Data Management

Metadata management is one of the foundational components of an enterprise data management initiative.  Many organizations struggle with its incorporation into their data management processes. Introduction Metadata is "data about data."  It is the context for the raw data content.  As stated in the DAMA-DMBOK©, metadata can be thought of with the metaphor of a library's card catalog.  The car

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20 Oct, 2013

Foundations of Enterprise Data Management

20 October, 2013
David P. Marco
Data Management

Enterprise Data Management is the global function that facilitates the management of data as a valuable asset of an enterprise.  Its components align to provide the capabilities to manage data as an organization resource. Introduction Enterprise Data Management (EDM) is the global function that facilitates the management of data as a valuable asset of an enterprise.  As defined in the DAMA Inter

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5 Jul, 2016

What is the CDMP® Enhance Your Data Management Career!

05 July, 2016
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Data Management

Certification is an essential component of any professional career path.  Every data management professional should earn the Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) designation. Introduction The Certified Data Management Professional® (CDMP) ® credential is the designation earned by data management professionals who are committed to a career in the field and want to demonstrate their kno

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20 Oct, 2014

Enterprise Data Management Assessment

20 October, 2014
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Data Management

Assessing the current state of an organization's data management efforts can lead to awareness of strengths, areas of improvement and paths to progress Introduction Many organizations have begun to explore the need for an enterprise data management strategy to leverage the value of the data and information they collect, store, use, and propagate.  In addition, executives have started to see the i

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20 Oct, 2012

Enterprise Data Strategy

20 October, 2012
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Data Management

An enterprise data strategy should be part of every organization's strategic development.  A data strategy ensures the organization uses its data and information to support business goals. Introduction Most organizations have a business strategy: a plan of how the company will achieve its goals, meet the expectations of its customers, and sustain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.  Once

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20 Apr, 2012

DAMA-DMBOK© Overview

20 April, 2012
Anne Marie Smith, PhD.
Data Management

The DAMA-DMBOK© is the premier reference guide for all aspects of the data management profession, covering all components of data management with best practices and expert advice. Introduction Every profession has its "body of knowledge," a collection of best practices and proven techniques for performing the functions of the discipline.  Project Management has the PMBOK (Project Management Body

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20 Oct, 2011

Data Management Maturity Overview

20 October, 2011
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Data Management

Measuring the maturity of an organization's data management capabilities against a standard model provides structure and the ability to gauge progress over time Introduction Organizations do not know how to treat data as an asset.  As evidenced by the fact that many organizations do not or cannot control the data they capture and store for it to produce business value, many organizations need to

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1 Apr, 2007

Benefits of an EIM Initiative

01 April, 2007
Michael F. Jennings
Data Management

Through the development of an enterprise information management program, organizations can realize many business benefits and manage data as an asset. Introduction More and more companies are coming to the realization that an Enterprise Information / Data Management (EIM)  initiative provides a critical foundation that is essential to meet today’s many business challenges. A fundamental asset o

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1 Jul, 2006

Fundamentals of the Capability Maturity Model

01 July, 2006
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Data Management

Using a framework such as a Capability Maturity Model (CMM) brings many benefits to any organization, for any project or program. Introduction Would you eat in a restaurant that had not been inspected periodically by the local inspector? Of course, you would not – because you could not be sure that the restaurant followed the best sanitary practices as a matter of routine. But passing the inspec

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1 Jan, 2006

Observations on Data Strategy

01 January, 2006
Sid Adelman
Strategy & Roadmap

A data strategy can contribute to an organization's information strategic plan, and arrange for the productive use of the data asset. Introduction A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) was approached by the CEO and asked for an accounting of the company’s financial assets.  The CFO gave a vague response indicating a lack of knowledge of the corporate bank accounts, had little idea what was in each ac

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