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Welcome to the IRM UK August newsletter.


In this issue we feature the following articles, click on the article title to download that article.


1) From Data Tragedy to Information Strategy, Jan Henderyckx

Jan will be presenting Defining and Executing Your Information Strategy, 25-26 Sept 2014, London


2) Enterprise Architecture: Exploring a Chemistry Metaphor, John Zachman

John will be presenting Zachman Enterprise Architecture: Modelling Workshop Zachman Certification, 29 Sept - 2 Oct 2014, London


3) How Structurally Sound Is the Model?, Steve Hoberman

Steve will be presenting Data Modelling Fundamentals, 7-8 October 2014, London and Data Modelling Masterclass, 9-10 October 2014, London


The following  four articles are all by speakers at our Business Analysis Conference Europe 2014, 22-24 September, London


A) Advice from the Red Queen…, Professor Eddie Obeng


B) Improving BA Performance at National Grid, Craig Rollason, National Grid


C) A Business Analyst’s Information Security Project Toolkit, Gillian Walton, Purple Skies Consulting Ltd.


D) 7 Ways to Make Teams More Creative and Productive, Alison Coward, Bracket



Information from our Partners:


TEC Research Shows Efficient Field Service Management (FSM) Pivotal in the Age of the Customer

In today’s market, everything starts and ends with the customer. This shift in focus from product to customer led to an unprecedented growth in field service management (FSM) software. One of the main factors contributing to this continuous growth is the need of service-based organizations to have a standalone solution focused on efficiently maintaining a positive customer experience at a competitive cost; ergo a FSM solution.

Identified by TEC analysts, there are more than 1,000 features that are sought by organizations in need of FSM. TEC’s online FSM software evaluation system matches key requirements with industry-leading solutions, to help organizations evaluate and compare these features and choose the best-fit solution for their needs.

For more information about TEC's FSM software evaluation and selection services, call +1 514-954-3665, extension 404, or e-mail 


DAMA International

DAMA International is a not-for-profit, vendor-independent association of technical and business professionals dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices for data resource management and enterprise information. The primary purpose of DAMA International is to promote the understanding, development, and practice of managing data and information to support business strategies. DAMA International has chapters throughout the world. DAMA members network with other professionals to share ideas, trends, problems, and solutions., the Data Administration Newsletter is the industry leading publication for people interested in learning about data administration and data management disciplines / best practices. Each monthly issue addresses the most challenging issues of the day. Click here to subscribe.









IRM UK Conferences:


TDWI BI & DW Symposium, 8-10 September, London


Business Analysis Conference Europe, 22 - 24 September, London


Enterprise Data & BI Conference Europe, 3-5 November, London



IRM UK Seminars:


Enterprise Architecture

TOGAF Certification

Zachman Certification

Business Analytics

IT Strategy

Aligning Business and IT

Business Process

Business Rules

Business Analysis

Requirements Process

Data Modelling

Information Strategy

Data Quality

Business Intelligence

Big Data


Visit for full information on our events.


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