Integrating a Maturity Model into the Data Management Roadmap

The core to developing a robust data management strategy and roadmap for any organization is a global understanding of where it is relative to where it wants to go. This discussion will be focused on how to develop and integrate a data management maturity model for organization into your approach to data management. It will explain why it is necessary to create a maturity model of your organization that provides a holistic and synthesized view of components while linking the value of each.

  • What is a Maturity Model?
  • Components of an Enterprise Data Management Approach
  • Why organizations reject EDM
  • Developing the EDM Roadmap – The inputs
  • Phased approach to EDM Roadmap Development
  • The benefit of a maturity model to a data management strategy
  • How can it be integrated
  • Developing your organization’s maturity model
  • The components of a maturity model
  • A EDM Maturity Model – Walkthrough sample
  • Building the inventory
  • Demonstrating the linked view (projects and programs)
  • Linking in the organization
  • Transitional states and operational integration
  • Managing in flight projects
  • The organizational matrix – Sample – Super Program
  • The organization matrix – Sample – Project
  • Relating EDM to other projects and standards – e.g. Integration
  • The role of Integration in EDM
  • The changing modality of Integration
  • Pulling data management, integration and organization capabilities together
  • Charting the course forward


Mark Cowan is the principal of First Spike which develops enterprise data management roadmaps and provides rapid information access tools based on the premise of integration on demand as well as master data information. Mark has led business integration, product and technology development in global organizations which include RBC Dexia Investor Services, Adobe, The Realm and SAP with a continued focus on complex system integration, simplification and data standards.



Mar 18 2009


8:30 am - 11:30 am


The Rostie Group, WaterPark Place, 20 Bay Street, 12th Floor, Toronto.

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