IRM's newsletter July 2010


Welcome to the IRM July newsletter 2010. In this issue we have articles from Lori Silverman of Partners for Progress, Barry Devlin on BI To Enterprise IT Architecture, David Le Brocquy on Enterprise ITArchitecture and Ellen Gottsdiener on the Work of the Agile Analyst.



The Cutter Consortium Summit Europe in association with IRM UK


The Inaugural Cutter Consortium Summit Europe 2010 in association with IRM UK will take place in London, 1-3 December 2010. The Summit programme will be published shortly,  click here to request a copy of this. Speakers include Rob Austin, Tom DeMarco, Mike Rosen and David Upton.

Five Sides To Every Story by Lori Silverman

Business communicators inherently understand the importance of telling a story, whether it be for branding, public relations, or internal employee communications. So do many business leaders, who often use them in presentations to staff, customers, even investors..... Download the full article here.

Lori will be presenting a keynote on Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over: Making an Impact on Information Quality Through Story Techniques at the Information Quality Conference Europe 2010 on 4 November.

Enterprise Architecture: A paper by David Le Brocquy of Vision Consulting

Commitment-based ManagementTM (CbM) is an approach to Enterprise Management predicated on the idea that every enterprise exists for the purpose of making and fulfilling compelling promises to its customers........Download the full article here.

David will be presenting at the BPM Conference Europe on 28 September on Significantly improving Process Performance at Scottish Water.

Agile is here, and it's coming soon to an organization near you if it's not already there. As a business analyst, are you ready to make the transition to this value-centered development approach? How will your role change?....Download the article here. Part 1 of the article which featured in our June newsletter can be downloaded here.

Ellen will be presenting a tutorial on Agile Requirements and a Conference session on Agile Analysis Practices at the Business Analysis Conference Europe 2010

From BI to Enterprise IT Architecture by Dr. Barry Devlin of 9sight Consulting

A history of integration:
It’s often forgotten that key drivers for data warehousing and later business intelligence (BI) were information consistency and integration.  Users required consistent reports and answers to decision support questions so that different departments could give agreed answers to the CEO.... Download the full article here.


Barry will be presenting at the Data Management Conference and DW&BI Conferences, 3 - 5 November, London.


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IRM UK events taking place in London 2010.  Visit for full event details.

CONFERENCES 2010/2011: 

Business Process Management Conference Europe 2010, 27 – 29 September, London

Business Analysis Conference Europe 2010, 27 - 29 September, London

Data Management, Information Quality & DWBI Conferences Europe 2010, 3 -5 November, London

The Cutter Consortium Summit in assocation with IRM UK, 1 - 3 December, London

Master Data Management Summit Europe 2011, 21 - 23 March, London

Data Governance Conference Europe 2011, 21 - 23 March, London

Sponsorship opportunities are available for all of the above events - for further information please e-mail

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

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