Data Maturity Assessment

Building a Roadmap to manage your Data effectively

Data is a strategic asset for organisations to drive informed decision making, evidence based policy making, digitisation of services and innovation through insights.

Data maturity is the extent to which an organisation utilises the data they produce. The more data is utilised by an organisation, the more data mature they are.

Data Maturity Assessment provides the best practices roadmap to help organisations manage their data effectively. The assessment helps organisations implement an evolved data strategy and solution to transform their data analytics processes to deliver business insights consistently.

It helps organisations move from data rich to insight rich and enables Data Management as a corporate capability.

Benefits linked to Data Maturity Assessments

A greater awareness and appraisal of data and data activities within an organisation, addressing key elements of data management such as processes, procedures and standards.

A greater understanding amongst staff of concepts, principles and practices of data management.

A standard, uniform approach by which an organisation’s performance around data management can be assessed and re-assessed (in the future), in order to identify track implementation of improvements.

An assistance in the identification of gaps/opportunities or potential risks that exist in current data management processes and procedures.

Structure of a Data Maturity Assessment

These 11 interconnected components follow the DAMA Data Management Book of Knowledge 2.0 (DAMA-DMBok) and touch on important components of Data Management.

Data Governance

Data Storage and Operations

Data Modelling & Design


Data Architecture

Data Security

Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence

Reference & Master Data Management

Data Quality

Document and Content Management

Data Integration & Interoperability

Data Maturity Scale

The assessment enables your organisation to position itself on the maturity scale, reflecting on current maturity level and setting a target for the future.

The image below shows the five progressive maturity levels linked to an organisation. In isolation, they are not that meaningful, but contrasting the current maturity level and the target help drive priority areas of work.

Derilinx Action Planning Workshop

Linking current capability level and target for the future, the action planning workshop will help identify and prioritise key initiatives that will drive improvement in data maturity and deliver tangible benefits.

You might also be interested in:

Data Audit
Identifying and understanding your data to better share it within and outside your organisation (Open Data).

Data Strategy
Transforming your public or private organisation from Data rich to Insights rich

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