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 COBIT 5 and DMM Practices Pathway Tool Provides Impactful Data Management and Governance Connections 

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (12 October 2017) — The new COBIT 5 and Data Management Maturity (DMM)SM Practices Pathway Tool helps practitioners develop more comprehensive governance programs and improve alignment between the industry-leading frameworks.

The COBIT 5/DMM Practices Pathway Tool works bi-directionally, allowing practitioners to connect individual practices or sets of practices from either framework and harmonize them with other relevant practices. Users will be able to search for content by domain, process or practice.

“The latest development will allow for users of either framework to familiarize themselves with the other in an outline of affinities,” said Melanie Mecca, CMMI Institute’s Director of Data Management Products and Services. “Users of COBIT will get an inside look at data governance, and adherents of DMM will understand how data management aligns with IT governance. This allows you to leverage your existing framework, enhance it and gain additional insights.”

COBIT 5 helps organizations deliver greater value to stakeholders by improving governance while DMM is used to enable successful enterprise data management. With the latest tool, users will easily be able to identify connections between COBIT 5 and DMM, which will allow for better understanding of common practices and touchpoints that exist between the two.

The tool is available in Microsoft Excel, taking advantage of Excel features, such as sorting and filtering, making it easier to sift through data. Users should be aware that a basic experience of either COBIT 5 or DMM will be required to fully leverage the pathway. The complimentary tool is available here for download.

The latest tool follows the previously released COBIT 5/CMMI Practices Pathway Tool. To learn more about the latest pathway tool, ISACA is hosting a one-hour webinar, Leveraging COBIT 5 and DMM, on 26 October 2017 at 12 p.m. EST. This webinar will discuss the structure of the tool more in-depth, how it was built and what purpose it serves. Hosting the webinar will be:

  • Peter Tessin, CISA, CRISC, CISM, CGEIT, Sr. Manager BT Risk and Compliance, Discover Financial Services, USA
  • Melanie Mecca, Director, Data Management Products and Services, CMMI Institute
  • Jim Halcomb, DMM Practice Lead, CMMI Institute

The presenters will provide practical examples of using the tool and take questions from webinar participants. For more information on the webinar and to register, please visit: Leveraging COBIT 5 and DMM.

For more information on COBIT 5, visit:



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About CMMI Institute

A subsidiary of ISACA Enterprises, CMMI Institute ( is the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process, and technology. The Institute provides the tools and support for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity by comparing their operations to best practices and identifying performance gaps. For over 25 years, thousands of high-performing organizations in a variety of industries, including aerospace, finance, healthcare, software, defense, transportation, and telecommunications, have earned a CMMI maturity level rating and proved they are capable business partners and suppliers.




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