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Welcome to the IRM UK January newsletter.

 

In this issue we feature the following articles:

 

No1. The Data Model Scorecard, Category 2 of 10: How complete is the model? by Steve Hoberman, Steve Hoberman & associates 

 

No2. Strengthen your Discovery Muscle By Mary Gorman and Ellen Gottesdiener, EBG Consulting

 

No3. Predictive Analytics and Business Value by Fern Halper, TDWI 

 

No4. Is Your Architecture Successful? By Mike Rosen, Wilton Consulting Group

 

No5. Innovation Stalled? It’s Probably Your Investment Culture by Chris Potts, Dominic Barrow

 

 

In this issue we feature the following articles:

 

No1. The Data Model Scorecard, Category 2 of 10: How complete is the model? by Steve Hoberman

 

This is the third of a series of articles on the Data Model Scorecard. The first article on the Scorecard summarized the 10 categories, the second article discussed the correctness category, and this article focuses on the completeness category. That is, How complete is the model? For more on the Scorecard, please refer to the book, Data Modeling Made Simple: A Practical Guide for Business & IT Professionals. Download this article.

 

Steve will be delivering his seminars on Data Modelling Fundamentals and Data Modelling Masterclass in London on 11 - 12 March and 13 - 14 March respectively.

 

No2. Strengthen your Discovery Muscle By Mary Gorman and Ellen Gottesdiener

 

In a recent interview in the New York Times, Panera Bread co-CEO Ronald M. Shaich talks about the importance of de-veloping an organization’s “discovery muscle” as well as its “delivery muscle.” [1] Most companies have worked hard to perfect delivery—how they get work done—he says, because delivery “feels rational, people feel much safer with it, and you can analyze it.” But discovery—the activities you undertake to define or change your product, service, or market—is about “leaps of faith. It’s about trusting yourself. It’s about innova-tion.” The key, Shaich says, is for the discovery muscle to be at least as strong as the delivery muscle. Download this article.

 

Ellen will be delivering her seminar on Agile Requirements:

Collaborating to Define and Confirm Needs in London on 8 - 10 April.

 

No3. Predictive Analytics and Business Value by Fern Halper

 

We recently published our newest TDWI Best Practices Report, Predictive Analytics for Business Advantage.  The report examines trends and best practices for predictive analytics. Some specific issues investigated in the survey include: Who is using predictive analytics? What skills are needed to do so? Is it being used in big data analysis? Is it being used in the cloud? What kind of data is being used for predictive analytics? What infrastructure is supporting it? What value does it provide? Download this article.

 

The TDWI Business Analytics seminar will take place in London, 17 - 20 February. 

 

No4. Is Your Architecture Successful? By Mike Rosen

 

When examining the questions of what is architecture, and how successful is an architecture program, perhaps we should be looking inward and asking: Does our architecture make peoples jobs easier or harder? Is it effective at influencing the decisions that lead to achieving the architectural vision? Successful architectures can answer yes to both of these questions. Can you?  Download this article.

 

Mike will be delivering his seminars on Understanding Enterprise Architecture and Applied TOGAF: Beyond Certification to Practical Application in London on 12 - 14 March and 11 - 13 March respectively.

 

 

No5. Innovation Stalled? It’s Probably Your Investment Culture by Chris Potts

 

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” is a quote attributed to Peter Drucker. Yes, it does. Culture is not ‘the soft stuff’. Culture can easily defeat strategies that are either unaware that they’re going to be eaten, or unable to turn this principle to their advantage. Culture is, more often, both the toughest part of strategy and the reason a strategy works. Download this article

 

Chris will be delivering his seminars on Driving Business Performance and Innovation with Enterprise Architecture and the Corporate Strategy for IT in London 6 – 7 March and 1 – 2 April respectively.

 

Information from our Partners:

 

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. 

 

TDAN.com

TDAN.com, 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:

 

Master Data Management Summit Europe, 19-21 May, London

 

Data Governance Conference Europe, 19-21 May, London

 

Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe, 16-18 June, London

 

Business Process Management Conference Europe, 16-18 June, London

 

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

 

Highlights from the IRM UK WhereScape Partner event from 18 June 2013:

 

Watch the highlights video from the IRM UK WhereScape Partner Event on Data Warehouse Automation event here.  The next WhereScape Data Warehouse Automation event will take place in London, 8 November, register here.

 

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

 

 

Information from our Partners:

 

 

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