Information and Data Architecture Courses

Courses in this category include Designing an Enterprise Business Model, Introduction to Data Concepts, Information Management Concepts, The Information Model Management Life Cycle, Product Analysis Workshop, Facilitation Skills for the Information Modeller, and m1 Beginners and Advanced.

Designing an Enterprise Business Model

An enterprise business model is unique in each organisation in that it must harmonise with the existing environment and support the objectives and policies of that organisation. The objective of this course is to tailor the detailed support structures, tools and management style, according to the existing facilities and desired deliverables.

Topics covered

  • Assessment of enterprise business model potential
  • Model content, tool support and work practices
  • Organisational cultural considerations
  • Structuring the enterprise business model contents
  • The meta model concept
  • Support tools
  • Management style

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Introduction to Data Concepts

This one-day course covers the strategic value in using data concepts to manage an organisation’s modelling resource. It ties the concepts of abstraction to the use of an enterprise business model and the need to integrate all of an organisation’s models into a single reusable resource.

Topics covered

  • The strategic business model
  • Supertype modelling
  • Classification theory
  • Identifying and selecting concepts
  • How data concepts are used
  • Integrating to an enterprise business model

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Information Management Concepts

This two-day course provides a high level overview of the concepts used by various information management approaches such as the Information FrameWork (IFW), TOGAF or the Zachman framework.

Topics covered

  • Architectures
  • The Meta Model
  • Methodology
  • Enterprise Business Models
  • Modelling Levels
  • Using models to define strategies
  • Using models to define requirements
  • Defining products using models
  • Reusable components

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The Information Model Management Lifecycle

This three-day course covers the entire model management lifecycle, from discovering and analysing business requirements through to the implementation of those requirements in an operative system [note that this does not necessarily mean a computer system].

It concentrates on the principles of a modelling-centred approach, the need for abstraction as a means of managing the models, the creation of reusable components, and the traceability from requirements through design to implementation.

Topics covered

  • Overview and principles of a methodology
  • Methodological influences
  • Top-level generic concepts approach
  • Product structuring
  • Generic requirements
  • Design principles
  • Context specific designs
  • Developing a solution
  • Management and tools
  • Tools and environment
  • Uses of a meta model

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Product Analysis Workshop

This two-day course introduces the concept of the product family and describes the benefit to the organisation in using a classification approach for its products. It describes the methods for understanding products such as a product-condition matrix.

Topics covered

  • Introduction to product families
  • Identifying product families
  • Benefits in using product families
  • Separating business policies from business procedures
  • Analysis techniques
  • The product-condition matrix
  • The Sense-Respond Model

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Facilitation Skills for the Information Modeller

This two day course is aimed at the session leader of a modelling project. The aim is to suggest facilitation techniques that can enhance the dynamics of the modelling session. Although aimed at the session leader, the skills have relevance to anyone engaged in discussing and documenting the business of the enterprise.

Topics covered

  • The role of the facilitator
  • Question techniques
  • Listening skills
  • Summarising
  • Facilitation exercise
  • Visual aids
  • Group dynamics
  • Handling difficult group members
  • Professional facilitation

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m1 Beginners and Advanced

m1 is a software tool for information modelling and model management. It is based on the concept of an information framework and supports the modelling techniques that are the foundation of applied information management. This course is in two parts – one aimed at new users of the software and the other aimed at those who require a thorough knowledge of m1’s advanced functions

The beginners class provides an introduction to the m1 software. It includes
all of the navigation features, basic functionality, setup options, adding new items to a model, and printing.

The advanced class covers model compare, model merge, model administration options and the use of model views.

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