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DAMA-DMBOK: Data Management Body of Knowledge (2nd Edition) by DAMA International

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CHAPTER 15 Data Management Maturity Assessment

1. Introduction

Capability Maturity Assessment (CMA) is an approach to process improvement based on a framework – a Capability Maturity Model (CMM) – that describes how characteristics of a process evolve from ad hoc to optimal. The CMA concept grew out of efforts by the United States Department of Defense to establish criteria through which to evaluate software contractors. In the mid-1980s, the Capability Maturity Model for Software was published by the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie-Mellon University. While first applied to software development, CMMs have been developed for a range of other fields, including data management.

Maturity models are defined in terms of a progression ...

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