about us

We Know What GOOD Looks Like.

DataWise, Inc. is dedicated to assisting organizations to rapidly and precisely evaluate the maturity of their Enterprise Data Management (EDM) program to accelerate achievement of business goals, which depend on sound management practices to assure trusted and accessible data.

Armed with precise knowledge of strengths, gaps, and the key initiatives that will most quickly strengthen your EDM program, your organization can coalesce around a shared vision, justify funding and make rapid progress. DataWise, a Certified CMMI Institute Partner, is the world’s leader in conducting comprehensive, official DMM Assessments, providing high strategic and tactical value to our clients across many industries.

DataWise is the sole provider of on-site courses leading to the CMMI Institute’s Enterprise Data Management Associate (EDMA) and Enterprise Data Management Expert (EDME) certifications. Our courses convey both a broad understanding of EDM and how all elements integrate, as well as practical program development exercises and templates that can be applied immediately.

Clarity = Power

For decades, organizations have struggled with fragmented data assets and have often lacked a clear vision of what an optimized future state should be – how they should harness, build, manage, and improve their enterprise data.

Clarity is:

  • Knowing what you want to achieve
  • Collaborative agreement – What does ‘Good’ look like?
  • Understanding what needs to be accomplished to get there
  • Clear and approved vision, strategy and plans
  • Thoughtful planning with organization-wide concurrence.

Power is:

  • Focused energy for goal-oriented pursuit
  • Force multiplication with others in tandem
  • Ability to conquer obstacles
  • Collective enthusiasm demonstrated in confident action.

Our extensive experience in evaluating EDM programs, partnering to create data management roadmaps and strategies, achieving cross-organization support, and educating business stakeholders can help you achieve the clarity you need to power your journey to trusted and governed data assets.

Our motto is:
“Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground.”

Our Leadership

Melanie Mecca, CEO of DataWise, has solved enterprise data challenges for decades. She has helped 100+ organizations in all industries to design and implement EDM programs, create target data architectures, establish governance, and improve data quality. She excels at facilitating consensus about the path to EDM excellence.

As CMMI Institute’s Director of Data Management, she was the managing author for the Data Management Maturity (DMM) Model, a leading EDM program measurement framework that has been used by organizations in every industry.

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She created the DMM Assessment method, resulting in a precise benchmark and actionable initiatives, and has led 30+ assessments for financial, technology, health care, legal, electric power, mining, Federal and State organizations.

Melanie managed creation of courses leading to the CMMI Institute’s Enterprise Data Management Associate (EDMA) and Enterprise Data Management Expert (EDME) certifications and instructs students worldwide.

In product development, Melanie excels at development of EDM reference models and program evaluation approaches. She led creation of the Patient Demographic Data Quality (PDDQ) Framework for Health and Human Services, an abbreviated version of the DMM for internal governance organizations (DMM Compass) and a computer-based training suite Data Governance at Scale that has been completed by thousands of government employees.

Melanie regularly presents webinars and educational and case study conference sessions, and authors white papers and industry articles, including a popular column “Data Professional Introspective” on TDAN.com.

Our Partners

DataWise is a strategic business partner of ISACA/CMMI Institute, and regularly teams with selected consulting firms, EDME graduates, and industry experts to deliver specialized services. With 35 years of experience hiring staff and leading in-line and matrixed teams, DataWise can deliver outstanding talent to meet your EDM program needs.