Monday, September 1, 2008

DAMA-DMBOK Framework V3

A third version of the DAMA-DMBOK Framework paper is now available for free download from the DAMA International web site, The first and second versions have been downloaded by 4000 people worldwide. The third version updates the framework outline of data management functions and activities.

Version 3 identifies 10 major data management functions, instead of 9. A new function, Data Development, is "the data analysis, design and implementation activities associated with system development projects, including data modeling." In previous versions, these activities were split between Data Architecture and Database Administration. These functions have been renamed to Data Architecture Management (defining and maintaining data architecture above and prior to any implementation projects -- essentially enterprise data architecture management) and Database Operations Management (database production support and data technology management). The new structure clearly identifies the data management tasks included in the system development lifecycle (SDLC).

In addition, the name of the function previously known as Documents, Records & Content Management has now been shortened to just Document and Content Management. The presentation sequence of the ten functions has been changed, moving Data Quality Management to the 10th position.
The more detailed outline of activities within each function has also been refined.

Introducing the DMBOK Planning Commitee

I'd like to introduce you to the members of the DMBOK Planning Committee:

* Mark Mosley is the chief editor of the DAMA-DMBOK Guide. As the originator of this blog, his bio is listed here.

* Deborah Henderson is the executive sponsor of the project. She is the VP for Education and Special Projects for DAMA International (The DAMA-DMBOK Guide is her very special project!) and the president of the DAMA Foundation. Deborah is the chair of the DAMA-DMBOK Editorial Board and the Planning Committee. She works for CAP Gemini in Toronto, Canada.

* Eva Smith is the technology coordinator for the project. Eva teaches at a community college in Washington state. She is a member of the DAMA Puget Sound chapter and the DAMA International Eduation Committee. Eva has created a magnificent DMBOK review website to enable volunteers to review and comment on selected DMBOK chapters. As the queen of all collaborative technologies, she encouraged me 18 months ago to create this blog, and now she is a co-author for the blog. I trust Eva will be more active as a blogger than me!

* Ingrid Hunt is the publicity coordinator for the project, and serves as the VP of Pubic Relations for the DAMA Foundation. Ingrid is a consultant in San Francisco, CA.

Together we work with the DAMA International Executive Board, the DAMA-DMBOK Editorial Board, our chapter authors (primary contributors and additional contributors), reviewers and publisher to deliver the DAMA-DMBOK Guide.

DAMA-DMBOK Guide Availability

The DAMA-DMBOK Guide is expected to be published in 2009. The team of DAMA International members is working very hard to meet an aggressive timeline. We hope to announce availability of the DAMA-DMBOK Guide at the April 2009 DAMA Conference in Tampa.

Dictionary of Data Management Now Available!

The DAMA Dictionary of Data Management is now available for purchase through as a CD-ROM (it's a PDF file -- this way it's easy to search the file for the terms you need). Thanks to our publisher Steve Hoberman of Technics Publications for making this possible. Proceeds go to the DAMA Foundataion to fund other projects to advance the profession.

This is Version 1 of the Dictionary. I believe it is a good baseline, but it certainly can be improved. The DMBOK chapter authors are revising some definitions and adding some terms, and these revisions will appear in Version 2, released with the first release of the DAMA-DMBOK Guide (as its Glossary) in early 2009.

If you have recommended revisions, please let me know, so I can evaluate and incorporate them into Version 2. THANKS!