When DMM-based process improvement is implemented, organizations can realize significant benefits such as controlling costs through the use of reliable and accurate data, mitigating risk, and increasing transparency and data access for more strategic and informed business decisions.
The DMM model helps organizations to build a common terminology and shared understanding of how their data assets need to be managed. Its successive capability levels provide a clear path for improvement in 25 process areas reflecting all the fundamental disciplines of data management. By providing a structured and standard framework of maturity practices, the DMM can be leveraged by organizations to build their own roadmap to data management maturity. The DMM helps organizations become more proficient in their management of critical data assets, clarifies roles for stakeholders, boots support for tactical and strategic initiatives, and provides a consistent and comparable benchmark to gauge progress over time.