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The DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DAMA-DMBOK) by DAMA International

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Afterword

To echo John Zachman’s opening comment in the Foreword: Wow, what a truly monumental piece of work!

The DAMA-DMBOK Guide is the first of its kind in the data management profession, even though other Bodies of Knowledge exist in other professions. The development of a formal data management profession from a collection of different disciplines requires, actually mandates, that a Body of Knowledge be developed. That is exactly what was done here.

Is the first DAMA-DMBOK Guide perfect? No. But, it is a major step in the right direction. DAMA, including both DAMA International and the DAMA Foundation, has ‘driven the stake’ and made a stand on what should comprise a formal, certified, recognized, and respected data management profession. ...

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