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What is Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing harnesses the power of a community, using advanced social media technology and knowledge of crowd behaviour, to collect, evolve and rank ideas and contributions to reveal the strongest performers. Crowdsourcing can shorten time to market for new products, uncover ways to cut costs or improve service levels, and heighten market success for new products or enhancements. Companies, organizations and governments use crowdsourcing technology to most rapidly and economically understand market needs, opportunities and priorities.

How the Site Works

This site is designed to help develop a new version of the Maturity Model. Each section of the Maturity Model can be discussed separately, allowing members to vote, comment and discuss specific segments of the model.

Each section of the Maturity Model has an "owner", an expert in Data Governance within their organization. The owner of each section is responsible for maintaining the section, helping out new members and foster discussion in the topic.

As members suggest changes and additions to the model, the rest of the community can "like" them during the time the topic is open. Members can also comment on specific submissions, helping to improve the original submission. And the wrap up of a topic, the submissions that are most well-liked are sumbitted to the crowd for run-off voting and inclusion in the Maturity Model.

What Can You Do?

  1. Fill in your profile
  2. Check out the contributions of the top 5 members
  3. Take the Maturity Model Self Assessment
  4. Comment and vote on other people's ideas
  5. Make your own suggestion

The Maturity Model

This global community is dedicated to sharing practitioner experiences and solutions to data and information governance maturity and best practices. Working together across time zones and languages, we represent every industry, mature and immature organizations. We are sharing our knowledge to:

  • Identify new benchmark practices and strategies for growth
  • Develop a new Information Governance Maturity Model that reflects the needs and contributions of this global community.
  • Discuss and vote on Best Practices
  • Organize community events and meetings

The foundation for this work is the IBM Data Governance Council Maturity Model which is being provided to this community for the first time under a Creative Commons Share Alike license. Every contribution to the Model will be recognized with attribution under the license, and all community members will be able to use the Maturity Model in their own organizations.

Our goal is to share knowledge and make Information Governance easier and more successful.

In 2006, the Council created the Maturity Model as a peer-driven benchmarking tool of member observed behaviours and practices that constitute 11 disciplines of Data Governance with many sub-disciplines and 5 levels of maturity each. A massive collaboration and a burst of creative energy built the original Maturity Model, and many organizations have since benefited by comparing their organizational practices to this peer-driven standard.

Data Risk Management & Compliance Value Creation Policy Stewardship Organizational Structures & Awareness Data Quality Management Information Life-Cycle Management Information Security & Privacy Data Architecture Classification & Metadata Audit Information Logging & Reporting

A massive collaboration and a burst of creative energy built the original Maturity Model, and many organizations have since benefited by comparing their organizational practices to this peer-driven standard.