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    Staying relevant in todays changing dm environment 09282010 Staying relevant in todays changing dm environment 09282010 Presentation Transcript

    • Staying Relevant in Todays ChangingData Management Environment By Sanjay Shirude President Phone (206) 372-2505 E-mail: Sanjay@ebuzworld.com www.eBuzWorld.com simplifying Business Information Technology Integration
    • Agenda • Business Environment • Information Technology Trends • Data Management and IT Job Functions • Why Data Modeling? • Staying Relevant • Questions and Answers
    • Business Environment • Acquisition and Mergers • SMB Market • Government Initiatives
    • Business Environment• Acquisitions and Mergers • Due to Economic Conditions and Cash Flow Issues, Large Numbers of Businesses are being Sold, or Corporations are Merging to Solidify their Business. This Results in: – Application System Mergers – Data Collaboration Challenges – Data and Process Redundancy – Data Quality Issues• SMB Market • Focus is to Reduce Over-Head • SMB Market is Growing – New Data Requirements – Faster Growth – Dynamic Environment PAGE 4
    • Business Environment• Government Initiatives • Green Solutions – More Electronic Storage – Faster Information Retrieval – Compliance Management – Disaster Recovery• Global Competition • Solutions Need to Address World-Wide Accessibility • Quality, Delivery Time, Cost and Return On Investment are More Important than Ever Before PAGE 5
    • Information Technology Trends• Cost Centers to Strategic Business Drivers• Mobile Computing• New Ways of Out-Sourcing• Spend Control
    • Information Technology Trends• Cost Centers to Strategic Business Drivers – Data is a Business Asset – Business Intelligence Focus – Data Governance – Data Analytics – Data Warehousing – Historical Data• Mobile Computing – Hardware Costs are Minimal – Faster Data Exchange – Higher Demands on Data Retrieval – Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) PAGE 7
    • Information Technology Trends• New Ways of Out-Sourcing – Service-Oriented Architecture – Cloud Computing – Virtualization • De-Centralized structure• Spend Control – Cost-Cutting Measures – Focus more on Managed Solutions than Custom Solutions – Specialty Tasks Out-Sourced – Computer Hardware Becoming Less Expensive PAGE 8
    • Data Management and IT Job Functions• Profound Paradigm Shift• Challenges As A Result
    • Data Management and IT Job Functions• Profound Paradigm Shift – High-Level Management Commitment • Shifting from Cost Centers to Strategic Business Drivers, High-Level Management is More Interested in Performing their Own Data Analysis than Looking for Large Number of Data Sets • Data Forecasting, Various Analysis Requires Higher Data Quality • Provide Solutions than Reports • Simple Unified Terminology – Various Data Initiatives • Data Governance • Master Data Management • Business Intelligence • Data Quality • Systems Integration PAGE 10
    • Data Management and IT Job Functions• Challenges – Re-structuring • Lack of Subject Matter Experts Knowledge • Fewer Staff Members • Lack of Documentation • System Mergers and Virtualization – No Specialized Position • Development - Out-Sourced • Management Positions Over-Loaded with Additional Analysis Work • Need to become Multi-Skilled • IT Staff Role must become a Consultant Role to Business Unit(s). – Agile versus Waterfall SDLC • Faster Development, Less or No Documentation PAGE 11
    • Why Data Modeling?•What is data modeling for?•What value does it add?
    • ‘Why Data Modeling?• Excellent Communication/Collaboration Tool• Improves Information Quality, not just Data Quality• Supports Various Data Initiatives• End-Users Confidence in Received Information• Effective Participation in Building Information Systems• Reduce Duplicate Effort and Content to Increase Productivity, Collaboration and Work Quality • Use Off-the-Shelf ERwin Saphir tool to Reduce your Development Costs• Manage Multiple Platforms from a Single, Graphical Interface PAGE 13
    • Staying RelevantChanging the face will not change anything but facing thechange will do everything• Eight Point Program 1. Meditation - Perform Data Profiling 2. Repetition of Mantra - Advocate’ Modeling 3. Slowing Down - User Education 4. One Point Attention - Redefine your Customer Definition 5. Training the Senses - Get Certified in the product base skills 6. Putting Others First - Wear Multiple Hats 7. Reading - Learn more on Source and Target Technology 8. Association - Participate in Local Data Associations
    • Staying Relevant1. Meditation Perform Data Profiling – Excellent tool to cash on your management attention – Effective tool to improve your Data Quality2. Repetition of Mantra – ‘Advocate’ Modeling – Learn the Skills to Market the Modeling – Create high level Business model – Learn more on easily available ERP modeling tools – Direct Cost Saving – Show Value of Data Modeling in System Mergers and Integration3. Slowing Down - Focus on Data Driven Relationships – Slowdown to improve users pace in modeling – Keep it Simple – Use Averages, Mean, Mode, Data Patterns, and % during communication with users PAGE 15
    • Staying Relevant4. One Point Attention - Redefine your Customer Definition – Internal IT Staff – External Consultants – Business Users – Subject Matter Experts5. Training the Senses - Get Certified in the product base skills – Generic Concept Training is not Sufficient • It is Necessary to have Complete Conceptual Training; • Product-Based Training Gives you the Ability to Convert your understanding of Theory into Practice; • Share your Modeling Expertise with Non-IT Users in their common Language. PAGE 16
    • Staying Relevant6. Putting Others First - Wear Multiple Hats – Become Consultant – Be Ready to play various roles within and out side of IT functions – Share your modeling expertise to non-IT users in their language7. Reading - Learn more on Source and Target Technology – Choose the teacher – Give your teacher your full loyalty8. Association - Participate in Local Data Association – Learning from associate is more effective than trial and errors – Sharing your solution and problem help everyone grow – Attend Local ERwin user group meetings – Associate with Associations such DAMA, TDWI PAGE 17
    • Question and Answers Contact Information Dr. Sanjay Shirude, PhD. President Phone (206)372-2505 E-mail: Sanjay@ebuzworld.com www.eBuzWorld.com