The Global Data Management Community

Body of Knowledge

DAMA International is dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of information and data management and supporting DAMA members and their organizations to address their information and data management needs.

To fulfill this mission, DAMA-I sponsors and facilitates the development of bodies of knowledge through its community of experts as well as developing certification and training programs.

  • DAMA International Guide to Data Management Body of Knowledge (DAMA DMBOK ®)
  • DAMA International Dictionary of Data Management Terms
  • Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP®) certification

DMBOK Version 2



DAMA International, the sponsors of "The DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge" (DAMA-DMBOK Guide), are in the final Publications Review Process for the DMBOK V2

An Overview of Changes:

  1. Functional Areas are now referred to as Knowledge Areas , each has a chapter dedicated to it as in the first edition, some Areas have Sections to cover increased detail
  2. The data model Context Diagram has changed, adding more details 
  3. Topics may also have changed locations (e.g. Ethics has moved from Professional Development to Data Governance)  and new topics have been added (e.g. data in a cloud). 
  4. “Data Integration and Interoperability”  is a new Knowledge Area in order to highlight its emerging importance in the field
  5. “Documents and Content”  has changed locations in the context diagram to before the activities that involve integration, to highlight its increasing importance as part of the scope of data to integrate, analyze and interoperate. 
  6. Data Governance is positioned as a unifying theory for all Data Management.  In addition to Data Governance special position in the DAMA-DMBOK as this overarching topic, Data Governance is also a Section at end of each chapter describing particular Data Governance activities and data governance Environmental Aspects for that Knowledge Area.



DMBOK Version 1

The “body of knowledge” about data management is quite large and constantly growing. To respond to this challenge DAMA International provides the DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge, or DAMA DMBOK, as a “definitive introduction” to data management.

DAMA DMBOK defines a standard industry view of data management functions, terminology and best practices, without detailing specific methods and techniques. While DAMA-DMBOK is not a complete authority on any specific topic, it will point readers to widely recognized publications, articles and websites for further reading.

First edition of the DAMA DMBOK is currently available in print and PDF editions through Technics Publications.  

Data Management Overview
Data Governance
Data Architecture Management
Data Development
Data Operations Management
Data Security Management
Reference and Master Data Management
Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
Document and Content Management
Meta-data Management
Data Quality Management


Dictionary of terms

The DAMA Dictionary of Data Management (2nd edition) was launched at the Enterprise Data World Conference in Chicago, April 2011.

Over 2000 terms defining a common data management vocabulary for IT professionals, data stewards and business leaders.
Over 40 topics including finance and accounting, knowledge management, architecture, data modeling, XML, and analytics.
Authored by DAMA International, published by Technics Publications, LLC, and edited by Susan Earley, this dictionary will promote a standard set of data management terms within the field of Information Technology (IT).

The Dictionary is available as individual editions: download, CD or hardcopy and can be purchased through Technics Publications’ website at CD or hardcopy can also be purchased through and

It can also be purchased as a bundled edition with the DAMA-DMBOK and singly or bundled as a Enterprise server edition through Technics Publications


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Certified Data Management Professional® (CDMP®)

Enhance Your Data Management Career!

The Certified Data Management Professional®(CDMP)®credential is awarded to those who qualify based on a combination of criteria including education, experience and test-based examination of professional level knowledge. This certification was established by DAMA International in 2004 as the gold standard for measuring accomplishment in the data management field.

For further information on the Certified Data Management Professional® (CDMP®) designation and examinations, please contact; or visit for all the detail.

Data Management Books

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The Audacity To Spy Catherine Nolan & Ashley Wilson
The New Oil Arent van 't Spijker Business
Data Quality Assessment Arkay Maydanchi Data
DefrICtion: Unleashing your Enterprise to Create Value Chris Potts Business
fruITion:Createing the Ultimate Corporate Strategy for Information Technology Chris Potts Business
recrEAtion: Extraordinary Contribution of Enterprise Architects Chris Potts Business
The Analytical Puzzle David Haertzen/td Business
The Hidden Corporation David Schlesinger Business
Non - Invasive Data Governance Robert S. Seiner Business
Data and Reality William Kent Business