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Robert S. Seiner

Welcome to my (Web) log. I look forward to spending time with you here to initiate, precipitate and participate in interesting web conversation addressing data governance, data stewardship, meta-data and data management issues of the day. ;) Comments on my posts are always welcome. Thoughts for new topics? Let me know. Thanks. Bob

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Robert (Bob) S. Seiner is recognized as the publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter, LLC www.TDAN.com an award winning electronic publication that focuses on sharing information about data, information, contentand knowledge management disciplines. With 2013, TDAN.com enters its 17th year. Mr. Seiner speaks often at major data management and meta-data management, business intelligence and knowledge management related conferences and user group meetings across the U.S. He can be reached at the newsletter at rseiner@tdan.com or 412-220-9643.

Mr. Seiner is the President and Principal Consultant of KIK Consulting & Educational Services, LLC www.KIKconsulting.com. KIK, celebrating its 12th year, is a company that focuses on knowledge transfer and consultative mentoring in the fields of data governance and data stewardship implementations, metadata management, master data management and data architecture. Beyond knowledge-transfer-focused consulting, Mr. Seiner offers two-day in-house and public courses on how to build and implement data governance / stewardship programs and metadata programs. Contact Mr. Seiner at KIK at rseiner@kikconsulting.com.

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June 2008 Archives

Many organizations view Data Governance as being over-and-above normal work efforts and threatening to the existing work culture of the organization. Many organizations have a difficult time getting people to adopt data governance best practices because of a common belief that data governance is about command-and-control. While I firmly state that data governance is “the execution and enforcement of authority over the management of data”, nowhere in that definition does it say that Data Governance has to be invasive or threatening to the work, people and culture of the organization. It does not have to be that way!

“Non-Invasive Data Governance”, the approach taught and implemented by Robert S. Seiner of KIK Consulting & TDAN.com, focuses on formalizing existing accountability for the management of data and improving formal communications, value and quality efforts through effective cross-organization stewarding of data resources.

So you Wanna Learn More About "Non-Invasive Data Governance"? Read on ...

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How to Build & Implement “Non-Invasive Data Governance" & Data Stewardship Programs
2-Day Public Course Taught by Robert S. Seiner - KIK Consulting & TDAN.com
Monday & Tuesday, September 22 & 23, 2008
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

B-EYE READER RATE: REGISTER 2 PEOPLE BY AUGUST 1, 2008 AND A 3RD PERSON FROM THE SAME ORGANIZATION CAN ATTEND AT NO ADDITIONAL COST!

Dear Friends of TDAN.com & the Business Intelligence Network,

TDAN.com and KIK Consulting & Educational Services, LLC are proud to announce our next public course on Data Governance & Data Stewardship. The course titled ‘How to Build & Implement “Non-Invasive Data Governance” & Data Stewardship Programs’ will be offered on September 22nd & 23rd at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The course always receives very positive reviews and has sold out often in the past. Please see the attached explanation of “Non-Invasive Data Governance” and public course brochure, and read on for more information …

Public and Private companies, Government entities and institutions of learning are finding it necessary to implement Non-Invasive (and Non-Threatening) Data Governance and Data Stewardship programs to improve and achieve discipline around the management of the enterprise’s most critical and valuable data. Many of these organizations are focusing on maximizing the value of data integration efforts (CDI, MDM, EDW, ERP, …), improving data infrastructure, securing classified data, satisfying regulators, and improving data architecture as drivers behind implementing “Non-Invasive Data Governance" programs that are molded to fit their existing organization, culture and behavior.

Data Governance and Stewardship programs, applied to the existing organizations, roles and the information resources of your organization (including Data, Master Data & Meta-Data) are implemented to improve the value you gain from your data assets. Governance and Data Stewardship programs focus on improving data quality, reducing data duplication, formalizing accountability for data, and improving business and IT productivity. A “Non-Invasive Data Governance” Program will rapidly improve the ROI from data architecture, data quality, data warehousing and business intelligence efforts, application integration efforts, ERP, CRM, content and knowledge management, and EAI efforts. [If you are not familiar with “Non-Invasive Data Governance”™, please send me a quick email requesting more information.]

Students of this class will learn how to implement effective “Non-Invasive Data Governance” & Data Stewardship programs and how to immediately formulate a strategy & plan that will deliver measurable results with minimal investment.

B-EYE READER RATE: REGISTER 2 PEOPLE BY AUGUST 1, 2008 AND A 3RD PERSON FROM THE SAME ORGANIZATION CAN ATTEND AT NO ADDITIONAL COST!

The recently updated agenda for the course is as follows:

A. Day One – Morning
• Moving from Informal Data Governance to Formal Data Governance: Business Value Statements
• Defining Data Governance, Data Stewardship & Master Data Management
• Defining the Key Concepts & Best Practices of the “Non-Invasive Data Governance” Approach
• Defining the Core Components & Pivotal Roles of a Data Governance Program
• Building and/or Enhancing Data (Governance) Policy, Directives, Guidelines
• Framing & Selling the Data Governance & Data Stewardship Program in Your Organizational Context
• Defining Data Governance & Data Stewardship Program Business & Technical Goals & Objectives
• Defining Measurements & Metrics of Data Governance & Data Stewardship Success

B. Day One – Afternoon
• Defining Data Governance/Stewardship Program Critical Success Factors
• Contending with Organizational (In)Tolerance for Change
• Defining Typical Data Stewardship Program Roles, Responsibilities, Time Commitments
• Developing a “Non-Invasive Data Governance” Re-Usable Framework of Roles & Responsibilities
• Defining Active & Participating Data Steward Roles & Responsibilities, Time Commitments and Tasks
• Managing Data by Domains, Master Data and Subject Area
• Developing a Common Data Matrix to Identify “De Facto” Data Stewards & Cross-Business Responsibility
• Identifying Vs. Assigning Appropriate Data Stewards, Steward Criteria and Traits

C. Day Two – Morning
• Applying Data Governance Activities to Existing Methodologies, Processes, Standard Operating Procedures
• Applying Data Governance to Manageable Activities Through Proactive and Reactive Data Governance
• Developing Data Governance Activity Matrices & Communications/Awareness Matrices
• Developing Conflict Resolution Paths – Design, Production, Usage Conflicts
• Developing Conceptual Meta-Models & Repositories to Support Governance/Stewardship Programs
• Identifying Sources of Data Steward Meta-Data, Recording & Managing Steward Meta-Data
• Developing Data Stewardship Change Management Procedures and Notification

D. Day Two – Afternoon
• Implementing a Common Data Matrix, Data Governance Activity Matrix, DQ & Issue Log, Steward Repository
• Understanding Data Governance & Data Stewardship Beyond Structured Data
• Identifying the “Best” Place to Start a Data Governance & Data Stewardship Program (if necessary)
• Developing Next Steps/Action Plan to Build Data Governance & Data Stewardship Program
• Developing a Plan to Market Data Governance/Stewardship

The instructor, Robert S. Seiner of KIK Consulting & Educational Services, LLC (yours truly) has been implementing successful data governance and data stewardship programs for more than twelve years and has been transferring “how-to” knowledge to corporate, government and education entities via consulting, consultative mentoring & education for more than a dozen years. A significant amount of the Seminar relates to Mr. Seiner’s experiences with many notable companies, government organizations and institutions of higher learning.

Mr. Seiner has offered this Seminar for corporate, government and education entities on site at their locations for many years and began providing the course in a public setting a few years ago due to overwhelming interest. By providing public classes, Mr. Seiner hopes to reach a broader audience and those companies that are interested in learning about successful stewardship & governance implementations but that don’t have the numbers of interested individuals to bring the Seminar on-site.

B-EYE READER RATE: REGISTER 2 PEOPLE BY AUGUST 1, 2008 AND A 3RD PERSON FROM THE SAME ORGANIZATION CAN ATTEND AT NO ADDITIONAL COST!

Price
$1175 if paid on or before August 25th, 2008
$1275 if paid after August 25th, 2008 and before September 22nd, 2008.
Prices include the 2 day Seminar, Seminar materials, breakfast and lunch both days
Seminar Location: Sheraton Station Square Pittsburgh (A Starwood Hotel)
300 W Station Square Dr – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219 – United States
Mention “KIK Consulting” When Registering to Get Blocked Room Rate of $149.00.
Call the Sheraton directly for reservations at (412) 261-2000
www.starwood.com/sheraton/index.html

Space is limited to the first thirty paid registrations. Register today!

I hope to see you in Pittsburgh.
Bob Seiner


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