“The better we get at getting better, the faster we will get better.”
DCAM is the synthesis of research and analysis of data management practitioners across the industry.
DCAM was developed following the Socratic method of question and debate, to ensure the model is practical and in line with core principles of data management.
DCAM is designed to be applicable and easily understood by non-specialists, while structured for continued improvement across an entire organization.
1. Foundation Layer
Core components of your data management program – establishing the data management strategy; aligning the key business case; building out the elements of the program; and ensuring sustainable funding
3. Collaboration Layer
A successful data
management program will
enable what is referred to as a “data control environment”. A data control environment
demonstrates governance over the entire data management lifecycle –
from acquisition of data thru to consumption. And ensures collaboration with all the existing control functions across the organization
2. Execution Layer
These represent the delivery capabilities that anchor your data management program…Data architecture;
technology; data quality and data governance
4. Analytics Management
structures, prioritizes, enables and governs the analytics activities of the organization in alignment with the Data Management capabilities
Describes what we need to do in order to be effective, responsible and legally compliant with our data
Rules, responsibilities, policies, processes and procedures
By itself it creates the guiderails, but this does not directly translate into business value or improved data integrity
Doing things to get data into people’s hands
Sourcing datasets, integrating systems, aggregating data, developing reports, dashboards and models
By itself it can be ad-hoc – this leads to inefficiency, inaccuracy, duplication of effort and multiple versions of the truth.
Delivering data and actionable information in a robust and sustainable manner
To be effective Data Governance & Data Delivery need to be aligned
Governance brings control and sustainability, but delivery brings the value