In this comprehensive exploration of Data Mesh transformation, we delve into the critical concept of Data Mesh Readiness. Before immersing yourself in the journey, there’s a pivotal question that demands an answer: Is your organization truly prepared for Data Mesh? Guided by the expertise of an inception facilitator, this article unfolds a pragmatic approach. The Data Mesh Readiness Assessment, dissected into key aspects, becomes a compass guiding your evaluation. From understanding your organization’s complexities to identifying strategic domains, this piece offers actionable insights. Embracing the Lean principles, the article introduces the DUTI Lean Transformation Path: Domain, Use Case, Thin Slice, and Increment. Through a strategic domain-by-domain approach, your organization can elegantly navigate the marathon of innovation and transformation, ensuring a successful Data Mesh implementation.