For years organizations have engaged in process improvement exercises to help improve their performance. Each client that I have consulted with had binders of process models defined for them that may have included As Is models as well as To Be models.
The following three part blog provides a comprehensive description of the concepts concerning “Data Management” specifically and a “Capability” in general within the context of a framework comprised of ten (10) data management functions. The Data Management functions defined within this blog come from the writings of The Data Management Association (DAMA – www.dama.com) and its Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK v.1). The Data Management Body of Knowledge is a respected publication which attempts to formulate the concept of managing a corporate’s data as an asset. The DAMA DMBOK v.1 is the basis for the terminology used to define the ten (10) data management functions.
The framework developed in writing this blog is a concept introduced by Estrada Consulting, Inc. and the author of this blog. The framework which defines the ten (10) data management functions is used throughout this blog and is intended to allow the reader to overlay each framework diagram representing the people, tools and processes necessary to enable the data management functions.
Part 1 of this three part blog will define the Data Management framework in general with the ten (10) Data Management functions and then incorporate other elements necessary to enable Data Management as a “Capability”. The framework presented in Part 1 will be leveraged in Part 2 to depict the exclusive roles (people), tools and processes involved in Data Management functions. Finally, Part 3 will describe in general what a minimal and optimal data management program may look like for your organization.
Project Managers had a planning factor they used years ago indicating that team members who are located more than fifty feet from each other should be treated as remote teams.