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5 Jul, 2016

What is the CDMP® Enhance Your Data Management Career!

05 July, 2016
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Data Management

Certification is an essential component of any professional career path.  Every data management professional should earn the Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) designation. Introduction The Certified Data Management Professional® (CDMP) ® credential is the designation earned by data management professionals who are committed to a career in the field and want to demonstrate their kno


5 Jun, 2016

Identifying Business Value for Data Governance and Data Stewardship

05 June, 2016
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.

Ensure that your organization can identify the actual business value data governance and data stewardship contribute to start and maintain the program Introduction Often, data governance and data stewardship programs are cited for a lack of tangible metrics that indicate the success of the initiative.  Without identifying criteria for measuring the results of the data governance program and the a


5 May, 2016

Data Governance Guiding Principles

05 May, 2016
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.

Base your data governance program on a set of enduring guiding principles to ensure long-term success! Introduction Guiding principles are statements that direct the organization in the course of its operations, in all circumstances, regardless of changes in management or other impermanent things.  In a continuing program such as data governance, it is important to establish a set of points that


20 Oct, 2015

Foundations of Data Integration

20 October, 2015
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Data Integration

Data Integration is an essential activity that allows an organization to combine data from disparate sources into a unified version for a variety of uses.  Proper data integration starts at architecture, includes understanding requirements and the data, and ends with trusted valid results. Introduction Data integration is the collection of technical and business processes used to combine data fro


20 Oct, 2015

Business Processes and Logical Process Modeling Overview

20 October, 2015
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Data Architecture

Business process modeling is an important component of business analysis, and enables organizations to understand the processes that manage the flow of data and information. Introduction To enable an information system to provide optimum benefits, the architect, designer and programmers must thoroughly understand the data and processes needed.  An excellent way to gain this understanding and prep


16 May, 2017

Reference and Master Data Management

16 May, 2017
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Reference & Master Data Mgt

Reference and master data provide the contextual capabilities for transactional data.  Managing reference and master data enables organizations to understand operational data and analyze disparately collected data effectively. Introduction Reference and Master Data is the collection of generally non-transactional data that gives context to transactions, and provides connection points between and


20 Mar, 2015

Foundations of Data Warehousing

20 March, 2015
David Marco
Data Warehousing

Data warehousing is the proven architecture for delivering subject-oriented, stable, analytical information for decision making.  Effective data warehouse development provides many business benefits. Introduction A data warehouse is an enviroment that combines an integrated decision support database with software to collect, cleanse, transform, and store data from a variety of operational and ext


20 Feb, 2015

Data Governance Assessments

20 February, 2015
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Data Governance

Evaluating the current state of data governance practices is an excellent way to learn about the organization's approach to managing data as an asset, and to improve data governance performance. Introduction Organizations considering a new approach to data governance frequently wonder about the current state of their data governance efforts.  The enterprise may have started a data governance prog


20 Oct, 2014

Enterprise Data Management Assessment

20 October, 2014
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Data Management

Assessing the current state of an organization's data management efforts can lead to awareness of strengths, areas of improvement and paths to progress Introduction Many organizations have begun to explore the need for an enterprise data management strategy to leverage the value of the data and information they collect, store, use, and propagate.  In addition, executives have started to see the i


20 Sep, 2014

Business Rules Overview

20 September, 2014
David Marco
Business Rules

Business rules tell an organization what activities it should perform to achieve a defined and desired result.  Business rules should be documented to be most effective across the organization. Introduction At their highest level, business rules tell an organization what activities it should perform to achieve a defined and desired result.  Many organizations first develop a business strategy to



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