IT spent many years at developing a quality process, methodology and assessment metric. It is a credit to some forward thinking folks that we have the CRISP-DM model for standard methodology. Should a CMM measurement be applied to model development? It may not be possible to put that framework around a scientific effort. But it would help distinguish qualified practitioners and consulting firms. Perhaps an individual training certification? But that ignores the inherently creative and non structured thinking approach that characterizes many highly qualified data scientists. In general, quality and maturity need a framework that is more technical and real than any I’ve seen.
Edward H. Vandenberg