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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, content and 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.

Editor's Note: View his blog, more articles and resources in Bob's BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel.

May 2010 Archives

FIRST TIME OFFER - DATA GOVERNANCE / DATA MODELING COURSES OFFERED TOGETHER

THE EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE IS MAY 28TH.  REGISTER TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE:

 

Robert S. Seiner and Steve Hoberman will be conducting public classes in Pittsburgh, PA (US) from June 28 to July 1.  The first two days will be taught by Seiner (Non-Invasive Data Governance Essentials) and the second two days will be taught by Hoberman (Data Modeling Essentials).  You may select to attend all four days or the two day class of your choosing.  Class-size is limited to 25 so register soon.  Early registration discounts for both the class and the hotel end on May 28th.  Please visit http://www.kikconsulting.com or send an email to rseiner@kikconsulting.com for more information or to reserve space in the classes.

 

To download the brochure/registration form for these courses, click here:

http://www.kikconsulting.com/KIKDGDMPittsburgh062810.pdf

 

Non-Invasive Data Governance Essentials

 

This class will be held Monday and Tuesday June 28 and 29 and is taught by Robert S. Seiner.  In this class you will learn a "Non-Invasive" approach to Data Governance where:

 

  • Data steward responsibilities are identified and recognized, formalized and engaged according to their existing responsibility rather than being assigned or handed to people as more work.
  • The governance of data is applied to existing policies, standard operating procedures, practices, and methodologies ... rather than being introduced or emphasized as new processes or methods.
  • The governance of data augments and supports all data integration, risk management, business intelligence and master data management activities rather than imposing inconsistent rigor to these initiatives.
  • Specific attention is paid to assuring senior management's understanding of a practical and non-threatening yet effective approach to governing data that will be taken to mediate ownership and promote stewarding of data as a cross-organization asset, rather than the traditional method of "you will do this".
  • Best practices and key concepts of the non-threatening approach are communicated effectively, compared to existing practices to identify and leverage strengths and enable the ability to address opportunities to improve.

Students of this class will learn how to take a non-threatening, practical & pragmatic, but most of all a "Non-Invasive" approach to implementing a Data Governance Program and how to immediately formulate a strategy & plan that will deliver measurable results with minimal investment.

 

Data Modeling Essentials

 

This class will be held Wednesday and Thursday June 30 and July 1 and is taught by Steve Hoberman.  Data Modeling Fundamentals contains a complete explanation of data modeling concepts and terminology, along with techniques for producing solid relational and dimensional data models. This course is designed to give you a practical understanding of data modeling that can be applied to your current projects. You will learn:

 

  • Data modeling concepts and terminology
  • How to read a data model
  • Steps to building a subject area model
  • Logical data modeling techniques of normalization, abstraction, and dimensionality
  • Physical data modeling techniques of denormalization, partitioning, views, and indexing

To download the brochure/registration form for these courses, click here:

http://www.kikconsulting.com/KIKDGDMPittsburgh062810.pdf

 

Course Registration Cost

 

·         $1999.00 for the 4-Days of Class
$1850.00 for the 4-Days of Class if paid before May 28, 2010.
Registration Limited to 25.  Register Today!

·         $1299.00 for either of the 2-Day Classes
$1199.00 for either of the 2-Day Classes if paid before May 28, 2010.
Registration Limited to 25.  Register Today!

 

Course Logistics

 

·         Sheraton Station Square Pittsburgh (A Starwood Hotel)
300 W Station Square Dr · Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219 · United States
Mention "KIK Consulting" When Registering to Get Discounted & Blocked Room Rate.

Blocked Room Rate expires May 28, 2010.
Call the Sheraton directly for reservations at (412) 261-2000
www.starwood.com/sheraton/index.html

·         Registration for Class One: June 28, 8:00 a.m.
Class One Day One - Monday: June 28, 2010, 8:30-4:30
Class One Day Two - Tuesday: June 29, 2010, 8:00-2:30

·         Registration for Class Two: June 30, 8:00 a.m.
Class Two Day One - Monday: June 30, 2010, 8:30-4:30
Class Two Day Two - Tuesday: July 1, 2010, 8:00-2:30

 

To download the brochure/registration form for these courses, click here:

http://www.kikconsulting.com/KIKDGDMPittsburgh062810.pdf


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EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE APPROACHING:  Robert S. Seiner and Steve Hoberman will be conducting public classes in Pittsburgh from June 28 to July 1.  The first two days will be taught by Seiner (Non-Invasive Data Governance Essentials) and the second two days will be taught by Hoberman (Data Modeling Essentials).  You may select to attend all four days or the two day class of your choosing.  Class-size is limited to 25 so register soon.  Significant early registration discounts for the class and the hotel end on May 28th.  Please visit http://www.kikconsulting.com or send an email to rseiner@kikconsulting.com for more information or to reserve space in the classes.

 

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05/01/10 - THE DATA ADMINISTRATION NEWSLETTER, LLC - http://www.TDAN.com

 

Dear TDAN.com Readers,

 

The new issue (May 2010) of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com) was posted to the internet on May 1st.  This year marks the 14th year of the TDAN.com publication.  Thank you, as always, for being a reader.

 

The May issue contains New Articles from David C. Hay (Prepositions, Not Verbs or Nouns),  David C. Roberts / Kay Woollen (Data Architecture as a Service), Michael Rosen (Are You at the Controls?  Do You Know Where Your Data Is?) and a holdover from last month, Robert S. Seiner (Non-Invasive Data Governance: A Message to Take to Management),.  Four Feature Columns have been added including Larry Burns (Conquering the Logical/Physical Divide - May 2010), Ron Ross (Business Rules - May 2010), Adrian Miley (Architecture is Objective, Design is Subjective - May 2010) and Loretta Mahon Smith (The DAMA Corner - May 2010 - coming soon).   Special Features were recently added including Stijn Christiaens (Review of Malcolm Chisholm's latest book), Donna Burbank (Get Your Geek On with Erwin.com) and Johnny Gay (Review of Steve Hoberman's lastest book).  Links to blogs from other publications and data-related news stories continue to be updated weekly.

 

A few quick announcements:  Robert S. Seiner will conduct a webinar on 5/17 at 2pm EST focused on "Anticipating/Resolving Data Governance Trial/Tribulations", a primer for his workshop at the Data Governance Conference in San Diego June 7-10.  Seiner will also participate in an MPO (Metadata Professional Organization) early morning session at this conference to speak about "Metadata and Data Governance", as well as provide a one-hour session on Data Governance Communications Planning.  And finally ... The Annual Data Governance Best Practice Award Winner for 2010 has been selected and will be announced this week.  Look for more information this week from TDAN.com, DebTech International and Wilshire Conferences this week regarding all of these items.

 

CALL FOR ARTICLES AND FEATURE COLUMNS
 

PLEASE send me articles you are interested in publishing on TDAN.com.  I am also looking to add a Feature Columns that will run quarterly in the second and third months of each quarter.  Please send me an email with your ideas.

THE MAY 2010 ISSUE

 

I am always interested in your feedback regarding the new issue.  Please feel free to contact me with suggestions and comments.  A form has been set up through the Contact tab to submit these comments.  Thanks.

 

NEW Articles Added for MAY 2010:

 

-- Prepositions, Not Verbs or Nouns

http://www.tdan.com/view-articles/13276

By David C. Hay

 

-- Data Architecture as a Service

http://www.tdan.com/view-articles/13529

By David C. Roberts & Kay F. Woollen

 

-- Are You at the Controls?  Do You Know Where Your Data Is?

http://www.tdan.com/view-articles/13527

by Michael Rosen

Published in association with IRM UK's Enterprise Architecture Conference, June 16-18 in London.

 

-- Non-Invasive Data Governance: A Message to Take to Management

http://www.tdan.com/view-articles/13099

By Robert S. Seiner

 

NEW Feature Columns Added for MAY 2010:

 

-- Conquering the Logical/Physical Divide - May 2010

http://www.tdan.com/view-featured-columns/13274

A Vatican II for Data Governance
by Larry Burns

  

-- Business Rules - May 2010

http://www.tdan.com/view-featured-columns/13528

by Ron Ross

                 

-- Architecture is Objective, Design is Subjective - May 2010

http://www.tdan.com/view-featured-columns/13530

by Adrian Miley

 

-- The DAMA Report - May 2010 - coming soon

http:// www.tdan.com /view-featured-columns/xxxx

by Loretta Mahon Smith

 

NEW Special Features Added for MAY 2010:

 

-- Review of Malcolm Chisholm's Book: Definitions in Information Management

http://www.tdan.com/view-special-features/13359

Stijn Christiaens' Review of Malcolm Chisholm's Latest Book

 

-- Get Your Geek On with ERwin.com

http://www.tdan.com/view-special-features/13070

By Donna Burbank

 

-- Review of Steve Hoberman's Book: Data Modeling Made Simple - Second Edition

http://www.tdan.com/view-special-features/13071

Johnny Gay's Review of Steve Hoberman's Latest Book

 

Also on the Pages of TDAN.com this Month:

 

-- Book Reviews

http://www.tdan.com/book_reviews/

 

-- Updated Conference List

http://www.tdan.com/events/

 

-- Updated Business Resource Section

http://www.tdan.com/b_resources/

 

-- Updated Book List

http://www.tdan.com/books/

 

-- Special Features

http://www.tdan.com/special_features/

 

-- Updated Company & Product List

http://www.tdan.com/c_and_p/

 

Industry Events / TDAN.com Media Sponsor & Speaking Engagements:

 

Please visit the web sites for these events by clicking through their banners on the TDAN.com site.  TDAN.com promotes the industry leading events through the publishing of papers, banners, links and reviews of the best of the best industry events:

 

-- Spring World Conference - TDWI

http://www.tdwi.org/

The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI)

May 9-14, 2010 - Chicago, Illinois (US)

 

-- The Annual Data Governance Conference 2010 *

http://www.dg-conference.com/

DebTech International & Wilshire Conferences

June 7-10, 2010 - San Diego, California (US)

 

-- The Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2010

http://www.irmuk.co.uk/eac2010/

IRM UK Strategic Training

June 16-18, 2010 - London, UK

 

* Robert S. Seiner, Publisher of TDAN.com, President of KIK Consulting & Data Governance Specialist, will be speaking at this event.

 

Thank you very much for your continued interest and support of The Data Administration Newsletter.  The newsletter's success is closely tied to the submissions of excellent articles by industry specialists and practitioners like yourself.  If you are interested in publishing an article, please let me know as soon as possible. The deadlines typically fall monthly before new content is added.  Do you have an article in you?  I hope to hear from you.

Comments on the new issue of TDAN.com are always welcome.
Have a great month.

Robert S. Seiner

President & Principal
KIK Consulting & Educational Services, LLC
http://www.KIKconsulting.com

Publisher
The Data Administration Newsletter, LLC
http://www.TDAN.com

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