What is DAMA-DMBOK and why is it important for data professionals?
Data management is a complex and evolving field that encompasses various disciplines, practices, and standards for ensuring the quality, availability, security, and value of data in organizations. Data management professionals need to have a common understanding of the principles, concepts, and terminology of data management, as well as the best practices and guidelines for applying them in different contexts and scenarios.
That's where DAMA-DMBOK comes in. DAMA-DMBOK stands for Data Management Body of Knowledge, and it is a comprehensive guide to international data management standards and practices for data professionals. It is developed and maintained by DAMA International, a global association of data management professionals that aims to advance the concepts and practices of data management and support its members and their organizations to address their data management needs.
DAMA-DMBOK covers 11 knowledge areas of data management: Data Governance, Data Architecture, Data Modeling and Design, Data Storage and Operations, Data Security, Data Integration and Interoperability, Documents and Content, Reference and Master Data, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, Metadata Management, and Data Quality Management. Each knowledge area provides an overview of the objectives, scope, roles, responsibilities, processes, activities, functions, techniques, tools, standards, metrics, and deliverables related to that area. DAMA-DMBOK also provides a framework for aligning data management with business strategy, goals, and objectives, as well as a maturity model for assessing the current state and desired state of data management capabilities in an organization.
DAMA-DMBOK is a valuable resource for data professionals who want to learn more about data management, improve their skills and knowledge, prepare for certification exams, or implement data management initiatives in their organizations. It is also a useful reference for data stakeholders who want to understand the benefits and challenges of data management, communicate effectively with data professionals, or participate in data management activities. DAMA-DMBOK is not a prescriptive or definitive guide to data management; rather, it is a descriptive and comprehensive guide that offers a common vocabulary and a flexible approach to data management that can be adapted to different situations and needs.
The current version of DAMA-DMBOK is the second edition (DAMA-DMBOK2), which was published in 2017. It updates and expands the first edition (DAMA-DMBOK1), which was published in 2009. DAMA-DMBOK2 reflects the latest developments and trends in data management, such as big data, cloud computing, data analytics, data ethics, data governance frameworks, data integration architectures, data quality dimensions, metadata standards, and more. DAMA-DMBOK2 also incorporates feedback from data professionals around the world who have used DAMA-DMBOK1 in their practice.
DAMA-DMBOK2 can be purchased from various online platforms[^2^] [^4^] [^5^], or accessed through DAMA International membership[^3^]. DAMA International also offers training courses[^3^], certification programs[^3^], events[^3^], publications[^2^], and other resources related to DAMA-DMBOK and data management. 061ffe29dd