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Speaking: You’ve Just Inherited a Data Model – Now What? 16 June Webinar

Jun 16, 2011   //   by Karen Lopez   //    //  No Comments

On Thursday, 16 June 2011 2PM ET I’ll be presenting a webinar for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Data Architecture virtual chapter (DArchVC) on working with industry standard data models.  Attendance in the webinar is free.  No pre-registration is required; just put the Live Meeting link on your calendar for 16 June 2011, 2PM EDT.

The DArchVC chapter is fairly new and I have been somewhat involved helping get it set up.   The people doing most of the work are:

From our chapter page:

Data Architecture underpins just about everything we do in IT.  Without a clear understanding of how data is structured, there is no reliable way to derive meaning from it.  Data Architecture drives the design and governance of data systems, and thus should be of interest to any data professional.  Data Architecture provides the blue-prints that we all share, whether we be DBAs, data integration developers, database developers, data warehousing professionals, data presentation developers or client-side application developers persisting data for later retrieval.

The PASS Data Architecture Virtual Chapter will focus on data architecture concerns as they impact users, developers and DBAs on the Microsoft SQL Server platform.  We want to make data architecture accessible to all data practitioners, and drive the point home that Data Architecture is a set of practices and a body of knowledge that overlaps almost all database professionals to some degree.

The session abstract:

You’ve Just Inherited a Data Model – Now What?

The good news is that someone else has done the hard work of architecting a data model and you just have to take on minor maintenance…or is that the bad news? Or have you been tasked with implementing a pattern or industry standard data model?  Perhaps a team member has sent the world’s best resignation letter and won’t be helping you with the model.  Learn the 5 steps you MUST take before working with a new data model.

Attendees will also receive a detailed checklist for the 5 steps.

Karen López is a principal consultant at InfoAdvisors, Inc., a Toronto-based consulting firm. Karen is a frequent speaker at DAMA, SQLSaturdays and PASS conferences, including 24 Hours of PASS, the PASS Summit and PASS SQLRally.  She has 20+ years of experience in project and data management on large, multi-project programs.  Karen specializes in the practical application of data management principles.

Karen is also the ListMistress and moderator of the InfoAdvisors Discussion Groups at www.infoadvisors.com.

As usually, I’ll try to keep track of conversations on Twitter.  Let’s use the hashtag #DArchISDM  Join us on Thursday and come prepared with your comments, observations, and questions about working with third party data models.

I’m Speaking: DAMA PDX – 24 Feb – Industry Standard Data Models + Career Success

Feb 24, 2011   //   by Karen Lopez   //    //  1 Comment
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I’m going to be doing TWO presentations at DAMA Portland (OR) on Thursday, 24 February.  I so very much love visiting Portland and the members of this DAMA group are great for engaging and inspiring conversations during the presentations.

The topics I’m covering:


Career Success in Data Management during Turbulent Times

A workshop on issues and ideas that today’s data architects and modelers can do to build their careers and networking skills with other data management professionals.

Workshop topics will include:
• Demonstrating your expertise
• Building a portfolio of your success stories
• Getting others to sell your skills and business value
• Building & extending your data management skill set
• 10 Steps to highlighting you and your work

Bring your thoughts, ideas, and experiences.


This presentation talks about how to get others to help sell your skills, how networking (talking to people, not passing out business cards) can help you advance your project and your skills, and how to having a portfolio of great career data can help you demonstrate your professional abilities.


Starting with More than a Blank Page: Modeling with an Industry Standard Data Model

Have you ever considered using pre-existing pattern models to jump start your data modeling projects?  Have you considered purchasing proprietary models? Did you know that there are hundreds of models available to you for free or for minimal cost?

Many industry trade associations publish industry standard data models (ISDMs).  These models focus on the core and supporting business functions associated with retailing, health care, criminal justice and other industry sectors.  They may be provided free to the public or for just the cost of joining a trade association.

In this presentation, Karen discusses some of the benefits and gotchas of working with acquired models – industry standard models, patterns, and other universal model concepts.   This session includes topics such as:

  • The costs, benefits, and risks of working with industry standard data models
  • The benefits of using industry standards in your package acquisition projects
  • Choosing the right process
  • Myths in working with pattern models
  • 10 Tips for successfully working with third party models
  • What you should know before committing to project plans and estimates
  • Lessons Learned
  • Resources

Find out what other organizations are doing with industry standard data models — how vendors and industry organizations are partnering to set standards that your organization will want to leverage for better meet the business needs of your solutions.


I’ve added some more live examples of industry standard data models (ARTS and NIEM) to this presentation to help demonstrate typical data models that are prepared for industry-specific examples.

I hope you can join me in Portland.

Cost

Free for members!
$15 for non-members.
See the list of corporate members.

RSVP

at DAMA-PDX website by noon Friday, February 22, 2011

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