The Design Network recommends the adoption of the EDM Council Data Management Business Glossary as the internal base glossary for an organization’s Data Management function. Term names can be modified when required to match current practice within an organization but the original term name should remain as a synonym. Term definitions should not be altered to avoid losing alignment to meaning in the industry standard definition. Maintaining alignment with the standard is particularly important because it is true to the EDM Council DCAM capabilities model. We encourage organizations that modify or create terms from scratch to submit their work to the EDM Council for potential adoption.
The EDM Council Business Glossary remains in constant development and thus contains some terms in DRAFT form. As well, the Design Network has developed additional definitions that may not yet be under consideration by the EDM Council (yes, we do submit our terms to the Council). The Design Network Business Glossary is a collection of EDM Council published and drafted terms plus the additional terms developed by the Design Network.