To determine Data Management Maturity, ESG asked respondents five key questions related to these challenges and used responses to make an assessment of how well the respondent's organization is positioned to overcome them. Respondents could earn their organization up to 5 maturity points in each question, for a maximum of 25 maturity points.
SURVEY QUESTIONS ALIGNED TO CHALLENGES AREAS
Very little trust ← → Data is our "single source of truth"
No and no plans ← → we use AI/ML today
Highly siloed ← → Completely integrated
Few/no data scientists ← → We don't lack data scientists
No, and we have no plans for CDO ← → We have a CDO
ESG segmented respondents, and the organizations they represent as follows:
Stage 1 (or least mature, "Data Management Novices") - earned 5 points or less
Stage 2 - earned 6-10 points
Stage 3 - earned 11-15 points
Stage 4 - earned 16-19 points
Stage 5 (or most mature, "Data Management Leaders") - earned 20+ points
Data Management Maturity Distribution
Source: Enterprise Strategy Group
As evidenced by the maturity curve, the current state of data management maturity is relatively nascent, with just 8% of organizations surveyed earning the most mature designation - what we refer to as "Data management leaders" - and nearly 70% of the market falling in either Stage 2 or Stage 3 today.