A recent, highly publicised, event in Canberra highlighted the inherent risks associated merging data from multiple sources of data for analysis and operations without a rigorous assessment of how well the data will meet business requirements.
Data models are the primary medium used to communicate data requirements from business to IT, and with IT analysts, modelers, and architects, to database designers and developers. Therefore it's essential to get the data model right. But how do you determine right?
J.D. Power rates cars, Nielsen rates TV shows, Morningstar rates stocks, and the Data Model Scorecard® rates data models. The Data Model Scorecard® is the industry’s benchmark for data model quality. In this presentation, you will receive an overview to the Scorecard, its role in assessing the quality data design work and learn how to incorporate it into your organisation’s architecture review board.
Steve Hoberman taught his first data modeling class in 1992 and has trained more than 10,000 people since then, spanning every continent except Africa and Antarctica. Steve is the author of ten books on data modeling, including the bestseller Data Modeling Made Simple and Data Model Scorecard.
His latest book, Data Modeling for MongoDB, presents a streamlined approach to data modeling for NoSQL solutions. One of Steve’s frequent data modeling consulting assignments is to review data models using his Data Model Scorecard® technique.
He is the founder of the Design Challenges group, Conference Chair of the Data Modeling Zone Conference, recipient of the 2012 Data Administration Management Association (DAMA) International Professional Achievement Award, and highest rated workshop presenter at Enterprise Data World conferences in 2014 and 2015.
For more information on Steve, please see stevehoberman.com.
Data Modeling Workshops
The Body of Knowledge around data modelling is not a static, it's a young and developing profession. When did you last undertake some training to update your skills?
Places are still available for Steve's Advanced Data Modeling Challenges Workshop for experienced data modelers who are seeking to further develop their skills.