a visual guide to CRISP-DM methodology


A recent delve into research about the data mining life cycle led me to CRISP-DM (that’s “CRoss Industry Standard Process for Data Mining”), a gold-standard process method published in 1999 (v1.0). CRISP-DM is the backbone of the data mining field, and a ten-year standard (v2.0 is in the works) is amazing considering technology’s evolution since 1999.

Although CRISP-DM v1.0 includes a few diagrams, it is absent a comprehensive visual overview. After a fruitless search for a single document showing all the steps of the process, I designed a visual guide to CRISP-DM methodology.

If you find my visual guide useful, I’d love to hear about it. Also, please feel free to make suggestions for improvements – I plan to update the design as needed.

Happy data mining!

16 thoughts on “a visual guide to CRISP-DM methodology

    1. @Ajay, certainly! Please credit the design as it appears on the document. And feel free to post a link to your book below, so others can order it from this thread.

      Cheers! Nicole

  1. Hi Nicole,
    This was terrific and thanks. May I refer your work to a friend of mine that might be interested in having you develop a on-line video seminar on the subject. This would be compensated but that would be between you two to work out.

    1. @Ron Davis, I’m not available for curriculum design or teaching at this point but your friend is welcome to use the guide for the seminar; please credit the design as it appears on the document.

  2. Years later, this is still great, and an essential tool for explaining what I plan to do with a visualization project at work (in a nonprofit development environment). Thank you Nicole! This, together with a basic CRISP-DM process image, really helped break down for colleagues the essential steps in data mining.

  3. Hi Nicole, this is a great image! I’d like to ask you for permission to use it in an executive education course and, if possible, to translate it to Brazilian Portuguese.

      1. Thank you, Nicole! We really appreciate it! I’ll post a link to the course and send you the translated image, as well.

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