Wednesday, March 19, 2008

DAMA-DMBOK in Practice

The DAMA-DMBOK framework is starting to develop a life of its own. There were two sessions on Wednesday related to how the DMBOK is being used. The first, by Glenn J. Thomas, was "Application of the DMBOK in an Enterprise Data Architecture." Glenn (pictured here) gave a very entertaining presentation about how the Commonwealth Office of Technology for the State of Kentucky is using the DMBOK as a framework for promoting an enterprise data strategy.

The second presentation was on "Applying the DMBOK to Assess and Align Public Health Surveillance" was given by Donna D. Medeiros of RTI International. This was a different approach, in which the DMBOK is being used as a framework for assessing the data management practices of pharmaceutical studies and healthcare organizations. Donna also actively promoted the CDMP in her talk. She said that her manager required that she become certified, which motivated her to complete the exams within 4 months. In discussions after the presentations, both speakers are avid supporters of the CDMP in their organizations.

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