Data Governance and Management Community of Practice

MISMO seeks industry participation in a new forum to promote best practices in the areas of data governance and data management.

Those interested in collaborating with MISMO are invited to join MISMO's new Data Governance and Management Community of Practice (CoP), which will be responsible for building a framework and providing resources that enable organizations across the industry to leverage, adopt and implement data governance and management best practices in concert with adoption of MISMO industry standards.

"For an industry that is so rapidly adopting digital technologies, protecting data and ensuring data accuracy has become paramount," said MBA Vice President of Industry Technology Rick Hill. "By collaborating to establish an industry resource for data governance and management best practices, MISMO will offer a valuable resource for companies that would otherwise need to create their own methods for managing data. We anticipate the work created by this new group will be of enormous benefit to all industry participants who want to improve data quality and accountability."

Data management standards are needed to ensure the integrity, security and availability of mortgage data, especially when working with a variety of cloud-based and on-premise systems. The new MISMO group will identify and adopt existing data governance and management best practices wherever possible. As gaps are identified they will create and implement data governance and management best practices that can be used by mortgage industry participants as well as those in the MISMO community, with the goal of streamlining the adoption of MISMO standards throughout the mortgage industry.

Specifically, the Data Governance and Management Community of Practice will be tasked with creating a data governance strategy and operating model as well as a data accountability framework and templates for developing data quality rules, metadata and data lineage.

So, go ahead and join the collaboration site that has been established for this new group so that you receive updates on the group as it forms and begins their important work!  If you are not a member of MISMO, let us know that you would like to participate by sending a message to info@mismo.org.

Charter

The mission of the Data Governance & Management Community of Practice is three-fold: 

1. To develop, formalize and institutionalize Data Governance & Management best practices across various work bodies/Communities of Practice (CoPs)/Development Workgroups (DWGs) at MISMO.
2. Incorporate Data Governance & Management best practices across the mortgage industry in initiatives like GDPR, BASEL, UMDP, (i.e., UCD, ULDD, ULAD).
3. Provide appropriate Data Governance by maturing information, confidentiality, integrity, and availability in concert with diverse environments like Cybersecurity and/or on premise environments.

Leadership

Jennifer Schultz, Freddie Mac (Chair)

Rita Roy, Ellie Mae (Vice Chair)

Rei Shinozuka, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (Vice Chair)