The development of data analytics maturity assessment framework: DAMAF

Gokalp M. O., Gokalp E., GÖKALP S., KOÇYİĞİT A.

JOURNAL OF SOFTWARE-EVOLUTION AND PROCESS, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/smr.2415
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: assessment framework, business intelligence, data analytics, maturity assessment, maturity model, ASSESSMENT MODEL, GUIDANCE
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Today, data analytics plays a vital role in attaining competitive advantage, generating business value, and driving revenue streams for organizations. Thus, the organizations pay significant attention to improve their data analytics maturity. Nevertheless, the existing literature is dramatically limited in proposing a comprehensive roadmap to assist organizations for this scope. Thus, this study focuses on developing data analytics maturity assessment framework (DAMAF) that evaluates the organizational data analytics maturity in a staged manner from maturity level 0: incomplete to maturity level 5: optimizing. The DAMAF comprises the nine different data analytics attributes to address the specific needs of each data analytics maturity level. Accordingly, it aims to support organizations in assessing their current data analytics maturity, determining organizational gaps in data analytics, and preparing an extensive roadmap and suggestions for data analytics maturity improvement. In this research, we employed the DAMAF in an organization as a case study to evaluate its applicability and usefulness. The results showed that DAMAF properly reveals the data analytics gaps and provides a structured roadmap for continuously advancing the data analytics maturity of an organization.