COBIT 5/DMM Practices Pathway Tool 


The Combined Power of COBIT/DMM Connections

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When using framework and standards guidance, you are often faced with making meaningful use of multiple guidance products that do not easily intersect with one another. This makes implementation of subsequent guidance cumbersome. Typically, you search for products that provide intersection points so that redundant implementation effort can be spared. These products are generally referred to as “mapping tools.

But mapping tools do not provide additional guidance related to any specific area of interest. You are left only with direct connection points, and you do not know whether you could have benefitted from greater guidance in the areas specifically under consideration. Another element missing from traditional mapping tools is the ability to easily map backward. Mapping tools are built to guide you from one specific product to another, but generally not in both directions.

Create More Impactful Data Management and Governance Guidance for Your Enterprise

The new COBIT® 5/DMMSM Practices Pathway Tool presents a unique approach to using two specific products, COBIT 5 governance and management framework and the Data Management Maturity model.

  • Whether you are using COBIT 5 or DMM, this tool will help you apply one model along with the other to identify IT governance and management good practices that you should have in place for operational excellence of data management.
  • The tool provides practitioners with guidance on how to make 25 data management processes more robust by creating additional or stronger elements in their process designs.
  • The tool can be leveraged to use organizational resources more effectively and efficiently, measure performance more accurately, and lower costs through stronger governance.

Acknowledging that work is performed at the practice level, the tool presents all practice content from both products. The aggregate content is structured such that it can be searched by domain, process area, or practice. Additionally, the tool can be used bi-directionally—you can start with either COBIT 5 or DMM and find related guidance in the other product.

The COBIT® 5/DMMSM Practices Pathway Tool enables “building of a blueprint” that can be tailored to each unique organization’s needs — from low-level processes up through high-level governance requirements—enhancing strategic vision for your enterprise.