A Comprehensive and Effective Approach
to Developing Business Glossaries

Two-Day Seminar
Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7

Seminar Hours
Thursday, June 6: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Friday, June 7: 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Led by Len Silverston, President, Universal Data Models

Having a clear, consistent, and enterprise wide accepted business glossary can have a huge effect to improve productivity, facilitate more effective communications, decrease costs of systems development and maintenance, increase data quality, and enhance systems integration.

Yet, so many organizations struggle to develop a commonly accepted vocabulary of business terms.

This seminar provides a comprehensive, proven, and effective approach to developing a shared, accepted, and useful business glossary within the enterprise and across enterprises.

The seminar will share a methodology, approaches, tools, techniques, and case studies of organizations that successfully developed a common business glossary.

In this information, fun, and interactive seminar, you will learn:

  • The greatest challenges regarding developing a shared business glossary from decades of past experiences
  • How to identify and management critical data elements for the glossary
  • How to jump-start development of a business glossary using ‘Universal’ constructs saving huge costs and time
  • 13 important guidelines for developing definitions within the business glossary
  • How to develop an effective process for developing the glossary using a template process
  • How to capture data rules and other important information about each glossary item
  • How to facilitate collaboration and resolve differences between semantics, definitions, and rules to provide consistency across the enterprise
  • Tools available to assist with the development of business glossary

Seminar Takeaways

  • Reusable domain models, definitions, and examples to jump-start your business glossary
  • Template process and how to customize this process of developing the glossary for your organization
  • Set of guidelines in developing definitions that you can take and customize for your organization
  • Techniques, exercises, and practice in mastering common scenarios that arise in the development of the business glossary
  • And Much more!

For the full course agenda click here.

For registration click here.

About the Instructor

Len Silverston   Len Silverston is a best-selling author, consultant, and speaker with over 30 years of experience helping organizations in various data governance and data management programs. Mr. Silverston is an internationally acclaimed expert and thought leader in the fields of data governance, data modeling, data management, and in the human dynamics of integrating information. He has helped many organizations successfully implement data governance programs, for example, from 2010 through 2012, he guided and provided data governance consulting for his client who won the 2012 Data Governance Best Practice Award in recognition of the business value and technical excellence they achieved in the design and implementation of an outstanding data governance program. 

He is the author of The Data Model Resource Book series (Volumes 1, 2, and 3), which describe hundreds of reusable data models. The volume 1 book was rated #12 on the Computer Literacy Best Seller List and his volume 1 and 2 books have been translated into Chinese and in 2009, he co-authored “The Data Model Resource Book, Volume 3, Universal Patterns for Data Modeling”, which has been into Korean. Mr. Silverston has published many articles and has been a keynote speaker at many international data conferences. He is the winner of the DAMA (Data Administration Management Association) International Professional Achievement Award and the DAMA International Community Award. He has given many keynotes and has received the highest speaker rating at several international conferences. Mr. Silverston's company, Universal Data Models, LLC, provides consulting, training, publications, and software to enable information integration. Mr. Silverston serves as an Advisor to the Data Governance Professionals Organization (DGPO).



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