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Extending the Model – Derived Attributes
This article represents Dave Hay's first public use of the term “essential data model”. This is equivalent to what he has always referred to as an “architectural data model”, serving Row Three of his version of the Zachman Framework.
The Data Governance Ecosystem
In this article Stefan Nguyen tells us that data governance programs set out to govern data as enterprise assets, but that careful attention must be paid to the information layer that controls, coordinates, relays, and enables data governance sustainability.
Big Data – Within, At, Outside Company Boundaries
A lot of executives are asking about the true strategic value of big data and raise questions such as one addressed here by Ashu Bhatia: Is Big Data really that new?
The Evolving Data Modeler Skillset
Steve Hoberman shares his views on the evolving data modeler skillset and the DMZ events.
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Real-World Data Governance - December 2013
Webinar -- Data Governance Expectations
REGISTER TODAY for webinars with Bob Seiner & DATAVERSITY. Real-World Data Governance addresses the most important Data Governance issues of the day.
The Decision Model - December 2013
The OMG Decision Model and Notation Spec (DMN) and The Decision Model (TDM)
The goal of the DMN is to provide a notation for decisions understandable to all audiences, including business and technical people. In this column Barb von Halle and Larry Goldberg tell us this is good news.
Business Rules - December 2013
Get a Grip on Operational Business Decisions: Question Charts (Q-Charts™)
An operational business decision has structure that you can’t capture using business process models, use cases, or similar techniques. If you fail to delineate that structure, you completely miss a core part of what makes business processes smart.
The structure of a decision can be diagrammed in top-down, business-friendly fashion using a Question Chart (Q-Chart™ for short). As discussed in this article, Q-Charts involve two fundamental elements: decisions and decision dependencies. Decisions are a commonly overlooked target for business analysis. Here’s how you can get a grip on decisions and create the groundwork you need to capture important kinds of business rules.
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Managing Risk in a Flat World
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