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CMMI Institute & DAMA I to Align Offerings of the DMMSM & DMBoK

The collaboration between DAMAI and CMMI Institute leverages the complementary nature of the Data Management Maturity (DMM)SM model and the DMBOK to empower superior professional development and enterprise data management.

PITTSBURGH – April 2015 – CMMI® Institute and Data Management Association (DAMA) today announced plans to align the educational offerings of the Data Management Maturity (DMM) model and DAMA’s Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK). The DMM is a framework published by CMMI Institute and used by enterprises to build, improve, sustain and independently measure their data management capabilities worldwide, while the DMBOK is globally recognized as the definitive introduction to data management disciplines and best practices.

This alignment underscores the complementary nature of the DMM and the DMBOK and is intended to advance and broaden professional development opportunities for data management professionals at every level. Data management professionals are encouraged to use both of these valuable resourcesside-by-sideto advance their strategies and programs.

The data management professional can look forward to many benefits from this collaboration, starting with a 10% discount to DAMA members on public training courses and the introductory eLearning courseBuilding Enterprise Data Management Capabilities.

DAMA members are eligible for a 10% discount using code found in MyDAMA tab and can register now for these DMM training courses on the CMMI Institute website.

"DAMA International is extremely pleased to advance even further our vision and mission for the data management profession with CMMI Institute”,said Sue Geuens, President, DAMA International. ”The opportunity to align the DMM model and the DMBOK has underlined our commitment to the profession. We look forward to working with CMMI Institute on this program to enhance the value we deliver to DAMA members and those dedicated to the profession of data management”.”

Melanie Mecca, Director of Data Management Products & Services at CMMI Institute added, ”Our collaboration with DAMA advances the data management industry for professionals and enterprises worldwide, enhancing education, certification, and measurement offerings to strengthen our profession.”

The skills and tools to build and measure data management capability are becoming more essential as the importance of trusted data and managing data as an asset has been heightened by big data, analytics, regulatory reporting and the internet of things. The DAMA/DMM alignment leverages the established knowledge base and training programs of the DMBOK with the comprehensive certification program and globally recognized capability measurement methodology of the DMM, providing a comprehensive professional development and enterprise improvement reference to meet this growing demand for data management.

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