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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.

July 2011 Archives




3-for-2 and Early Bird Discounts Available Until September 9th.


Data Governance Seminar is October 10th & 11th, 2011.


  • How to Build & Implement an Effective Non-Invasive Data Governance[tm] Program
  • Monday and Tuesday, October 10th & 11th, 2011 - 2-Day Public Seminar
  • Instructed by Robert S. Seiner
  • Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA - Discounted Hotel Room Rate
    • Includes Course Workbook, Slides, Templates Discussed, Used in Seminar
  • Includes Breakfast and Lunch, Beverages and Snacks Both Days
  • Includes One-on-One Consultation with Instructor While at Seminar
  • All of this for $1150.00 (US) before Sept 9 or 1299.00 (US) after Sept 9
  • MasterCard, Visa and American Express Accepted
  • Focus on Providing Incremental Improvement on a Limited Budget


Click here to download the Pittsburgh Data Governance Seminar Brochure.


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Pittsburgh Data Governance Seminar Agenda


Day One - Morning - Approximately 3 to 3.5 Hours

  • Defining Data Governance Approaches (Non-Invasive, 3-D, 2x4, ...)
  • Defining Data Governance & Data Stewardship Key Concepts
  • Defining & Conducting Best Practices Assessments, Analysis, Action Planning
  • Building and/or Enhancing Data Governance Policy, Directives, Guidelines
  • Framing and Selling a Data Governance Program in a Corporate Context
  • Defining Data Governance Program Business/Technical Goals & Objectives
  • Defining Measurements and Metrics of Data Governance Success


Day One - Afternoon - Approximately 3 to 3.5 Hours

  • Defining Data Governance Program Critical Success Factors
  • Contending with Organizational (In)Tolerance for Change
  • Defining an Operating Model of Roles & Responsibilities
  • Defining Organizational Time Commitments & Tasks - What does it really take?
  • Engaging Stewards at Operational, Tactical, Strategic, Executive, Support Levels
  • The Pivotal Roles: Data Domain Stewards & Data Steward Coordinators
  • Formation of the DG Council: Participants, Meetings, Actions, Ownership
  • Managing Data by Domains, Master Data Areas and Subject Area
  • Identifying Vs. Assigning Appropriate Data Stewards, Steward Criteria, Traits


Day Two - Morning - Approximately 3 to 3.5 Hours

  • Developing Data Governance Tools, Work Flow, Process/Method Integration
  • Work Flow & Process Integration Through Proactive/Reactive Governance
  • Developing Data Conflict Resolution Paths - Design, Production, Usage
  • Developing Conceptual Meta-Models to Support Data Governance Program

  • Identifying Sources of Data Steward Meta-Data, Mapping to the Meta-Model
  • Recording and Managing Data Stewardship Meta-Data
  • Developing Data Stewardship Change Management Procedures and Notification


Day Two - Afternoon - Approximately 2 to 2.5 Hours

  • Implementing a Common Data Matrix, Governance Activity Matrix, Issue Log, ...
  • Understanding Data Governance Beyond Structured Data
  • Identifying the "Best" Place to Start a Data Governance Program
  • Developing Next Steps/Action Plan to Build Data Governance Program
  • Developing a Plan to Market Data Governance and Data Stewardship



Click here to download the Pittsburgh Data Governance Seminar Brochure.


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KIK Consulting "Non-Invasive Data Governance"â„¢ Templates


  • KIK Consulting Common Data Matrix
  • KIK Consulting Operating Model of Roles and Responsibilities
  • KIK Consulting Data Governance Activity Matrix
  • KIK Consulting Data Governance Communications Matrix



Click here to download the Pittsburgh Data Governance Seminar Brochure.




Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to discuss the seminar.


Register Today!  Space is limited to 25.




Thank you.

Bob Seiner





Robert S. Seiner

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

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

mailto:rseiner@tdan.com / 412.220.9643 / Fax 9644



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