IRM UK Newsletter August 2012

 

In this issue we have the following articles:

Making the Case for Agile BI by Stephen Swoyer

A Career in Business Analysis

MDM - Changing our View of the Data Warehouse by William McKnight 

Facilitation in Tough Times by Tony Mann

  

 


The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI), in partnership with IRM UK, is bringing its in-depth, vendor-neutral business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) education to the UK this September at the TDWI BI Symposium in London, 10-12 September 2012.

See http://tdwi.org/symposium/london for full information. Registration options can be viewed here.


Making the Case for Agile BI by Stephen Swoyer

At the TDWI Pacific Northwest BI Summit this July, industry veterans William McKnight and Michael Whitehead teamed up to make the case for agile business intelligence. Their pitch
met with some skepticism. The truth, both men conceded is that there’s misguided resistance to the use of agile concepts and methods in BI.

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A Career in Business Analysis

While most organisations use the term ‘business analysis’ and employ business analysts, there continues to be a lack of clarity about what this really means and this often creates more questions than answers.
• What do business analysts do?
• What skills do they require?
• How do they add value to organisations?

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MDM - Changing our View of the Data Warehouse by William McKnight
  
Utilization of enterprise master data is not limited to the post-operational data warehouse analytical environment. Master data is a corporate resource with vast amounts of potential in all types of operational systems. This includes every enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, sales force automation systems, customer relationship management systems and other types of transaction systems. As such, master data clearly needs to be created and utilized as early as possible.

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Facilitation in Tough Times by Tony Mann

Facilitators have to show how they can add value in tough times These are tough times: financially and commercially and at the same time it challenges our values and emotions. Businesses and organisations and the people in them face hard decisions in managing change. It seems to me that there are essentially two opposing philosophies/approaches.

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New IRM UK Seminars taking place in London, 2012
 
Driving Business Innovation with Enterprise Architecture - How to be a Highly-Influential Enterprise Architect with Chris Potts, 4 - 5 October
 
Building Effective Relationships with Andy Wilkins and Kate Stuart-Cox, 27 - 29 November
 
Data Virtualization for Agile Business Intelligence Systems with Rick van der Lans, 29 November 


IRM UK Conferences taking place in London this year:

Business Analysis Conference Europe 2012, 24 - 26 September

Data Management, Information Quality and DW&BI Conferences Europe 2012, 5 - 7 November

IRM UK Seminars taking place in London this year:

Enterprise Architecture Series
Business & Systems Analysis Series
Data Management Series
IT Strategy & Management Series

Visit www.irmuk.co.uk for full information on our events.


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