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Why do we organise this tutorial ?
We are delighted to have John Giles, author and Data Vault modelling guru, joining us virtually from Australia for this pre-conference workshop on the 17th of November. John's workshop will be delivered via Zoom Meeting.
John passionately believes in focusing on the business. Success with the Data Vault starts with the business and ends with the business. Sure, there is some technical stuff in the middle, and it is absolutely essential - but it's not sufficient on its own. Learn from the author of "The Elephant in the Fridge" and "The Nimble Elephant" at this full-day pre-conference workshop about Data Modeling Patterns for Enterprise Modeling and Data Vault Designs.
People wouldn't think of building a new city without a town plan. Having the best tradespeople with the best tools would not be sufficient for success.
Similarly, building a Data Vault with great developers and great automation tools is simply not enough. You also need a "data town plan". And what's more, this town plan can't be built by only looking at today's (or yesterday's) IT systems and their data. The modellers have to engage with the business people to listen to their pain with today’s data constraints and their dreams of the future.
This tutorial starts by looking at how proven data model patterns can be leveraged to produce a consistent, business-centred enterprise view of the organisation’s data. Call it a corporate data model, a conceptual data model, an enterprise ontology or whatever you like, it provides a language that unites the business folk and the IT people. And a "sufficient" model can be produced that delivers quality-at-speed.
But a model that isn’t used is of questionable value. It could be applied to drive development of IT strategies, for benchmarking candidate IT solutions, to guide master data management … or to shape the design of an enterprise data warehouse. Dan Linstedt, the founder of Data Vault, stresses the need to use an “enterprise ontology” in forming a Data Vault, and this tutorial demonstrates one way of putting the enterprise modelling into practice by shaping a Data Vault design.
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Please join us on a fun journey that shows how you can put business people and data modellers on the same team, and deliver enterprise value.