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Apr 21, 2015
Learn about the Data Management Maturity Model
Standard Insurance Center Auditorium

In the current era of global business where information and access reign supreme, the companies that are able to leverage their corporate data assets to the fullest are the companies where people flourish.

The Portland Data Management user group ( is dedicated to delivering thought provoking, data-centric presentations that will make you more successful as a data professional. We are volunteer-run organization serving the local data community for over 10 years.

On 21Apr, our topic is the Data Management Maturity Model, featuring Melanie Mecca from CMMI. Registration is required. Visit for more information and to register.

The DMM model helps organizations become more proficient in managing critical data assets to improve operations, enable analytics and gain competitive advantage. The DMM model serves as a catalyst and a platform for the growth of a global community of professionals and practitioners who are committed to advancing the state of the practice.

The DMM model was developed using the principles and structure of CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) a proven approach to performance improvement and the gold standard for software and systems development for more than 20 years, originating in Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute.

Over the last two decades CMMI has been adopted in over 94 countries, applied in thousands of organizations, and has directly impacted the professional development of over 150,000 people.

About The Speaker

Melanie Mecca is the CMMI Institute’s Program Manager for the Data Management Maturity (DMM) Model, and a primary author of the DMM since January 2011.

She has led DMM Assessments for the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of Financial Research, Microsoft Corporation, Fannie Mae, the Federal Reserve System Statistics Function, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Freddie Mac.

She has architected and implemented data strategies and organization-wide data management improvement programs, and managed programs and projects to design: enterprise data architectures, master data hubs, data warehouse components, and shared data services.


  • 8:00 - 8:30 am - Sign In
  • 8:30 - 9:45 am - Presentation
  • 9:45 - 10:00 am - Break, Chapter Announcements
  • 10:00 - 11:00 am - Presentation continued
  • Free for members!
  • $15 for guests
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    Nov 15, 2018
    @DAMAPDX Nov. Chapter Meeting "Data Management Maturity" with Melanie Mecca
    Nike World Headquarters

    NOTE: $15 for non-members / $5 for students. RSVP via Eventbrite, link on

    Presented by Melanie Mecca Director, Data Management Product and Services, CMMI Institute

    Data Management Maturity – Why We Need It and How It Can Propel You to DM Leadership

    Our industry is continually building capabilities based on its considerable accomplishments over the past decades. Some of the (roughly) sequential milestone markers that most organization share include: data design, data administration, data architecture / warehousing, data quality and governance, MDM, and predictive analytics using both structured and unstructured data.

    So why haven’t organizations attained DM perfection? As we know, the data layer in the vast majority of organizations grew project by project, typically to meet specific needs of a line of business. Best practices were not usually shared, useful work products languished in project repositories, etc. – and above all, there was no universal mandate to manage data as a critical corporate asset.

    The Data Management Maturity (DMM)SM Model’s primary goals are to accelerate organization-wide DM programs by: providing a sound reference model to quickly evaluate capabilities, strengths and gaps; accelerating business engagement; launching a collaborative vision / strategy; and identifying key initiatives to extend existing capabilities while building new ones – leading to efficiency, cost savings, creativity, and improved data quality.

    In this seminar, we’ll address:

    Data Management Capabilities and Maturity Evaluation The DMM in action – interactive exercise with the Business Glossary – rate your organization! Case study examples – how organizations have accelerated their progress How to leverage Data Management Maturity to empower your career.


    Melanie Mecca, CMMI Institute’s Director of Data Management Products and Services, has solved enterprise data challenges for 30+ years, and is the managing author of the Data Management Maturity (DMM) SM Model. She created a business-centric method for evaluating an organization’s data management capabilities, which delivers targeted, actionable results for organizations in multiple industries. Ms. Mecca’s led development of a series of courses and web-based learning leading to the Enterprise Data Management Expert (EDME) certification. She teaches seminars, presents at conferences and webinars, is a regular columnist for The Data Administration Newsletter, and a contributor to the Data Management Body of Knowledge 2.0. Ms. Mecca advocates measurement of data management capabilities as the quickest acceleration path for achieving business value, empowering governance, and advancing the organization’s data strategy.

    Regular presenter at DGIQ, Financial DG, Winter DG, EDW, and many other conference venues. Columnist for TDAN “Data Professional Introspective,” webinars for DataVersity, ISACA, Data Driven Business, and CMMI Institute. Direct IP and data management course development. Frequent presenter for DAMA Chapters, e.g. Seattle, Phoenix, Portland, NCR, etc.


    November 15th, 2018 (Chapter Meetings, 3rd Thursday)


    8:30 – 9:00 am – Sign In 9:00 – 10:15 am – Presentation 10:15 – 10:30 am – Break, Chapter Announcements 10:30 – 11:30 am – Presentation continued


    Free for Members! $15 for Non-Members $5 for Students with valid student ID See our corporate members