Melanie Mecca

Director, Data Management Product and Services, CMMI Institute



Melanie Mecca is the managing author of the Data Management Maturity (DMM)SM Model. Her team created a business-centric method for assessing an organization’s capabilities via the DMM, and she leads Assessments for organizations in multiple industries. She directed development of three successive courses leading to the Enterprise Data Management Expert certification, web-based learning, and DM topic seminars. Based on her 30+ years solving enterprise data challenges, Melanie advocates measurement of data management capabilities as best acceleration path for empowering governance, achieving business value, and advancing the organization’s business strategy.

Track: CMMI On Board

Presentation Title: A State’s Vision for Enterprise Data Management

Presentation Summary: The State of Arizona, Strategic Enterprise Technology Office, awarded a multi-year state-wide enterprise data management contract to three companies, among them CMMI Institute. The state has been engaging in inter-agency data governance and collaborative projects, and has envisioned far-reaching and ambitious objectives to raise the level of education about data management, baseline current capabilities, and establish critical data sharing initiatives. We’ll describe the state’s program goals and how the Data Management Maturity Model and associated services are helping to advance their agenda.


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