1 Data Assessment

Data Assessment / Iowa DOT

Iowa DOT conducted a detailed data maturity assessment for over 180 data systems. Assessments were based on a standardized questionnaire administered to data stewards and custodians. The questions covered data quality, availability of metadata, whether a data retention plan was in place, the degree to which data collection was automated, and several other factors. Charts were produced showing maturity scores for each system, with roll-ups at the division level. This tool helps the agency track their progress over time and identify specific data improvements to pursue.

Sample Data Assessment Summary Radar Chart

Source: Iowa DOT. 2019

Read more in the chapter: 7.4.3 Assessing Data Management and Governance Maturity