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Have You Ever Considered Speaking at One of Our Conferences?

Tuesday April 4, 2017

Would you like to find out what it takes to speak at our conferences?  We are running a webinar on 20 April at 5pm entitled “Presentation Skills for Conferences: An Interactive Knowledge Exchange“.   You will hear from our panel made up of David Beckham, Debbie Paul and Adrian Reed, all of whom are experienced, popular and well known presenters at our Business Analysis Conference.  They...

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Rules Of Work

Tuesday April 4, 2017

I have a piece of card on my desk with the following words on it: Think without any dishonesty Forge yourself in the way Touch upon all of the arts Know the way of all occupations Know the advantages and disadvantages of everything Learn to see everything accurately Pay attention to even small things Do nothing useless David Beckham, Senior BA – Aviva Life,...

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The Third Generation CDO

Tuesday April 4, 2017

We’ve talked about the first and second generation CDO’s so what next? We have all heard that the CDO role is just a gimmick that companies are being sold, that won’t actually help them in any way, or that once we have all the data organised then there isn’t a need for a CDO anymore and the position will fade away into that chief position sunset in the sky. Leaving us back with the more...

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Is the Car Instrument Panel the Most Underrated Bit of Data Governance Ever?

Tuesday April 4, 2017

I’ve used a car instrument panel pretty much every day of my adult life, and not ever given it a second thought. That is until this one went wrong and at first gave me inaccurate warnings, then blacked out altogether. Without it I had no data to ensure that I was meeting the regulatory framework within which I was operating. I had no way to know that everything was working as it should be and...

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Patterns of Strategy

Tuesday April 4, 2017

Enterprise Architecture has always had a slightly unbalanced relationship with strategy. Often the line taken by EA is that its job is to follow strategy, to design, redesign or reconfigure the enterprise to be able to deliver the strategy and the strategy is accepted as a ‘given’ as if it arrived on tablets of stone from on high. There are two problems with this positioning: first, it...

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