Overview: Often organizations are challenged in selecting the first enterprise wide implementation that the Data Governance (DG) program should address. A Business Glossary is a great first initiative as well as one that provides significant value to the enterprise.
A Business Glossary is the tool for exposing authoritative content from DG initiatives and used to communicate understanding and clarity across the enterprise. A business glossary can connect workers across the enterprise to critical business information they can trust, helping to eliminate misunderstandings that cause lost time, lost opportunities and lost revenue. Creating great definitions and business term names will aid significantly in enabling search capabilities. The Business Glossary should be an early deliverable from your DG program and mature to include the logical and physical data constructs as a valuable component to drive DG maturity and value.
This seminar will be helpful for data management and Governance professionals that have been challenged with any of the following issues:
How to organize the business glossary program for quick wins as well as position for a maturing DG program
Business Intelligence, BPM and KPI ambiguity
Legal and compliance regulations are driving new projects that are not clearly defined (such as TART)
Enterprise or international projects like CDI/MDM that must address terminology and semantic differences across the enterprise
Why should you Attend: Often organizations are challenged in selecting the first enterprise wide implementation that the Data Governance (DG) program should address. A Business Glossary is a great first initiative as well as one that provides significant value to the enterprise. A Business Glossary activity, when addresses as data sprints, can provide the DG program with effective and quick success, as well as great visibility for the program.
Good Governance processes are critical for many enterprises that are:
Unclear how to achieve quick results from Data Governance
Organized geographically introducing global enterprise semantic differences
Challenged by complexity of terminology having many glossaries
Mergers and Acquisitions have introduce semantic differences across the enterprise
Areas Covered in the Session:
Methods for establishing the Business Glossary, standards and best practices
How to leverage your existing Governance team and processes
How to create structured definition standards and name business terms
Techniques to get your Glossary populated and used
Who Will Benefit:
CDO and Director of Data Governance
Data Governance Analysts and Data Governance team members
Lowell is recognized as a thought leader in business metadata/glossaries, enterprise application integration, DW/BI applications, and Data Governance having hands-on experience with over 80 business intelligence implementations. He has also been recognized by W. H. (Bill) Inmon, and is a contributor to six of his books. Mr. Fryman is a co-author of the book “Business Metadata: Capturing Enterprise Knowledge”. Lowell an Data Architect in the Healthcare Practice of Edgewater Technology Inc. Lowell has achieved a number of certifications including Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) for ICCP/TDWI and has an MSIT degree.