IRM UK Newsletter March 2012


In this issue we have the following articles:

Gwen Thomas: Flavours of Data Governance
Debbie Paul: Business Analysis - to Maturity and Beyond
Tony Mann: Facilitation - Art, Science, Skill or all three and does it have a place in BPM?
Aaron Zornes: Go Governance, Go Early
George McGeachie: Subject Area Diagrams - A New Art From?



The BPM & Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2012, 18 - 20 June.

Understand the successes and challenges behind real-world Enterprise Architecture and BPM implementations. Case studies and contributors include Shell, Lloyds Banking Group, GlaxoSmithKline, ING Direct, ITV, Carphone Warehouse, Bank of New York Mellon, ATP Denmark, BAA, Ericsson, Atradius Credit Insurance, ConocoPhillips, UBS, General Dynamics, Intel, Hiscox Insurance, Swedish Armed Forces, Premier Foods, Turkcell, Swedbank, Telstra, SAS Institute, PFA Pension, Skanska, Experian and Capgemini.

The following industry experts will be speaking: Professor Michael Rosemann, Roger Burlton, John Zachman, Mike Rosen, Jason Bloomberg, Jeff Scott, Ron Ross, Alec Sharp and Chris Potts. See for full information.

Flavours of Data Governance - A Whitepaper by Gwen Thomas of the Data Governance Institute

Gwen Thomas will be Chairing the Data Governance Conference Europe 2012 taking place in London from 23-25 April and will be presenting sessions on the following topics: 1) Using Strong Images to Gain and Maintain Stakeholder Support and 2) Checklists for Assembling the Perfect Team

Download the whitepaper here.

Business Analysis - to Maturity and Beyond, Debbie Paul

It is not entirely clear when the terms business analysis and business analyst first entered general use. Originally they werent used in connection with Information Systems-related work at all but were used in the context of financial business analysis. They have now, to a large extent, supplanted terms such as systems analyst and organisation and methods analyst; it could be said that Business Analysis as we understand it today is the offspring or merger - of these two older disciplines......

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Facilitation - Art, Science, Skill or all three and does it have a place in BPM? Tony Mann

Tony will be co-presenting a Conference session on Using Facilitation to Deliver Leaner and More Innovative Processes at the BPM Conference Europe on 20 June.

Go Governance, Go Early. Aaron Zornes.

Aaron Zornes will be chairing the Master Data Management Summit Europe 2012 taking place in London, 23 - 25 April.

Aaron will be presenting his keynotes on Master Data Governance and Top 15 MDM & MDG Solutions at the MDM Summit on 24 and 25 of April.

Open up any model in a modelling tool, and youll probably see one or more diagrams, each of which is intended to convey a message. Each diagram can be likened to a swan the diagram is serenely gliding across the screen, and you just know that theres a lot going on under the surface. It doesnt matter what kind of diagram were talking about here; whether youre looking at a data model, process map, organisation chart or something else, the diagram designer has to decide how much information to include in the message, and how best to convey that information.....

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Call for Speakers: Data Management & Information Quality Conference Europe and Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence Conference Europe 2012, 5 - 7 November

Do you or any of your team have a formal presentation to contribute to this event? All selected speakers will be entitled to attend the event free of charge. You are more than welcome to submit a number of proposals and these can be submitted across the conferences. At this stage we would only require a brief outline of your suggested presentation. Making a submission is relatively easy - the main information that we would need are your contact details, a suggested title of the presentation, 150 words including 3-5 bullet points summarising your proposed presentation and a brief biography. Please note that the deadline for submissions is 13 April at the latest.
To submit your speaking proposal click here.

TECs CRM Buyers Guide Highlights Game-changing Innovations

Mobile CRM, Social CRM, and cloud computing are dramatically changing the way business is conducted. TECs CRM Buyers Guide explores the major trends revolutionizing the world of CRM, and shows how a new breed of customer relationship management software is allowing organizations to get closer to their customers.
Along with information on CRM features and benefits readers require to make smart, informed buying decisions, this guide also examines the pros and cons of each key area of innovationand uses real life examples to illustrate how companies are using innovations in CRM to attract, retain, and better serve their customers.

Download the TEC CRM Buyers Guide free in PDF format. 

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IRM UK events:

Master Data Management Summit Europe 2012, 23 - 25 April, London
Data Governance Conference Europe 2012, 23 - 25 April, London
Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2012, 18 - 20 June, London
Business Process Management Conference Europe 2012, 18 -20 June, London
Business Analysis Conference Europe 2012, 24 - 26 September, London
Data Management, Information Quality and DW&BI Conferences Europe 2011, 5 - 7 November

Seminars 2012 London
Enterprise Architecture Series
Business & Systems Analysis Series
Data Management Series
IT Strategy & Management Series   

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