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Dimensional Data Modeling Fact Qualifier Matrix

Fact Qualifier Matrix capabilities can be expanded to improve the value of conformed dimensions in business intelligence and analytics systems Introduction The venerable Fact Qualifier Matrix (FQM) has been a tool long used for demonstrating for dimensional models how fact and

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Global Project Management Office Implementation Part 3

Project Management Office (PMO) implementations require four elements to ensure successful planning, execution and measurement of the PMO function Introduction There are four elements that help organizations and individuals working in a Project Management Office (PMO) to establish assessment criteria,

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Global Project Management Office Implementation Part 2

Challenges to Project Management Office (PMO) implementation can be addressed by following best practices and proven techniques Introduction Creating and designing (planning) a Project Management  Office (PMO) is half of the work – seeing it through (executing) is the work

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Global Project Management Office Implementation Part 1

Global Project Management Office (PMO) development and implementation requires planning and support to ensure successful implementation Introduction There has been a growth in the Project Management  Office (PMO) market and PMOs seem mushrooming everywhere in every organization. The good news

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Benefits of an EIM Initiative

Through the development of an enterprise information management program, organizations can realize many business benefits and manage data as an asset. Introduction More and more companies are coming to the realization that an Enterprise Information / Data Management (EIM)  initiative

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Data Governance Maturity Overview

Using a data governance maturity model to assess and continually measure the performance of the data governance program can give any organization tactical and strategic benefits. Introduction Generally, data governance  is a long-term strategic initiative, but data governance can also

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Fundamentals of the Capability Maturity Model

Using a framework such as a Capability Maturity Model (CMM) brings many benefits to any organization, for any project or program. Introduction Would you eat in a restaurant that had not been inspected periodically by the local inspector? Of course,

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Security Threats in the Data Warehouse Environment

Data warehouse implementations are vulnerable to internal as well as external security threats.  Follow these mitigating steps to reduce the risks. Introduction Security threats exist against your information resources, whether the systems are accessible through the Internet or buried deep

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Migrating From “Independent” Data Marts

Independent data marts cause many problems in data warehouse architecture; combining to result in numerous issues for business intelligence and analytics solutions. Introduction A severe disease has spread to epidemic proportions throughout our society.  This disease is particularly dangerous as

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