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The Business Value of Data Modelling

19 February 2015 (14.00 – 15.00 GMT, 15:00 – 16:00 CET)
20 March 2015 (12.00 – 13:00 GMT, 13:00 – 14:00 CET)

With changes in software development methodologies, the role of the data modeler has changed significantly. In many organisations data modelers now find themselves on the outside looking in relegated to documentation ‘after the fact’ rather than active participation where the true value is added. In order to participate fully modellers must not only adapt to an Agile work style but must also be able to communicate the business value of model-driven development.

This webinar is based on a real case study where data modelling was introduced part way through a significant software development project that was quickly losing momentum due to high defect levels. Ron Huizenga shows the contrast in metrics and cost when utilising skilled data modelllers versus a development-only approach with topics including:

  • Model participation in multiple Agile teams
  • Defect Categories and impact
  • Measurement and analysis techniques
  • Remediation strategy
  • Break-through quality improvements

 


 

Make the Switch to ER/Studio

06 March 2015 (12.00 – 13:00 GMT, 13:00 – 14:00 CET)
26 March 2015 (14.00 – 15.00 GMT, 15:00 – 16:00 CET)

Are you considering a switch from ERwin and want to understand what’s involved in a cost effective migration to ER/Studio rather than upgrading to ERwin 9.5?
Do you want to see how ER/Studio really works and get your questions answered before you make a decision?

Are you responsible for your organisation’s information strategy? Do you want to use a Data Modelling tool that promotes strategic planning and programme coordination? Do you want to avoid data quality related issues that delay project delivery or require costly unplanned rework late in a project and be able to provide unlimited browser access to model diagrams and metadata?

Join us for a webinar with ER/Studio Product Manager, Ron Huizenga. He will provide insights on topics such as:

Clear views of both logical and physical models in the intuitive ER/Studio user interface
Flexible and user-friendly features including Attachments, Naming Standards, and Compare and Merge operations
Capabilities such as Universal Mappings that ERwin doesn’t offer
Unlimited business user browser access to model diagrams and metadata
Steps to prepare for a successful data model migration
How to use the MetaWizard bridges to successfully import ERwin models

Bring your questions or send them in advance to mark.barringer@embarcadero.com and get them answered during the session.

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Webinar: Make the Switch to ER/Studio

Tuesday, 03 February 2015

06.00 PST San Francisco
14.00 GMT London
15.00 CET Frankfurt / Paris / Milan

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Are you considering a switch from ERwin and want to understand what’s involved in a cost effective migration to ER/Studio rather than upgrading to ERwin 9.5?
Do you want to see how ER/Studio really works and get your questions answered before you make a decision?

Are you responsible for your organisation’s information strategy? Do you want to use a Data Modelling tool that promotes strategic planning and programme coordination? Do you want to avoid data quality related issues that delay project delivery or require costly unplanned rework late in a project and be able to provide unlimited browser access to model diagrams and metadata?

Join us for a live workshop and demonstration with ER/Studio Product Manager, Ron Huizenga. He will provide insights on topics such as:

  • Clear views of both logical and physical models in the intuitive ER/Studio user interface
  • Flexible and user-friendly features including Attachments, Naming Standards, and Compare and Merge operations
  • Capabilities such as Universal Mappings that ERwin doesn’t offer
  • Unlimited business user browser access to model diagrams and metadata
  • Steps to prepare for a successful data model migration
  • How to use the MetaWizard bridges to successfully import ERwin models

Bring your questions or send them in advance to mark.barringer@embarcadero.com and get them answered during the presentation.

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Ron Huizenga is the Product Manager for ER/Studio at Embarcadero. Ron has over 30 years of experience as an IT executive and consultant in Enterprise Data Architecture, Governance, Business Process Reengineering and Improvement, Program/Project Management, Software Development and Business Management. His experience spans multiple industries including manufacturing, supply chain, pipelines, natural resources, retail, health care, insurance and transportation. Before joining Embarcadero’s Product Management team, Ron Huizenga worked as an independent consultant for 20 years. He used both ERwin and ER/Studio with a wide range of customers and concluded that ER/Studio had the right features and capabilities to address the complex enterprise data architecture needs of his clients. Based on his personal experience, Ron is well positioned to host a “Switch to ER/Studio” workshop.

Top 10 Reasons to Switch to ER/Studio

Before joining Embarcadero’s Product Management team, Ron Huizenga worked as an independent consultant for 20 years. He used both ERwin and ER/Studio with a wide range of customers and concluded that ER/Studio had the right features and capabilities to address the complex enterprise data architecture needs of his clients. Based on his personal experience, he explains the top ten reasons why he made the switch to ER/Studio, and addresses topics including:

  • Clear views of both logical and physical models in the intuitive ER/Studio user interface
  • Flexible and user-friendly features including Macros, Naming Standards, and Compare and Merge operations
  • Capabilities such as Universal Mappings that ERwin doesn’t offer

When:

Thursday, January 8, 2015
6:00am PST / 9:00am EST / 3:00pm CET
11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST / 8:00pm CET

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About the presenter:

Ron Huizenga is the lead Product Manager for ER/Studio at Embarcadero. Ron has over 30 years of experience as an IT executive and consultant in Enterprise Data Architecture, Governance, Business Process Re-engineering and Improvement, Program/Project Management, Software Development and Business Management. His experience spans multiple industries including manufacturing, supply chain, pipelines, natural resources, retail, health care, insurance and transportation.

Case Studies: Microsoft Deploys ER/Studio to Establish an Enterprise Data Model

Microsoft is a worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions. Founded in 1975, Microsoft is widely known for the Windows operating system and Office suite, but Microsoft’s business is also diversified across cloud computing, video gaming consoles (Xbox), phones, search (Bing), and other technologies.

Challenge

With a vast range of data needs, Microsoft had implemented different data architecture solutions over time, but it became increasingly clear that a cohesive data management strategy was needed. The lack of clear enterprise data standards at Microsoft fostered extensive variation in how data was modeled across business groups. Furthermore, management had become concerned about end-to-end tracking of customer and partner data. Microsoft could see the necessity and urgency to develop an enterprise data model.

Solution

Microsoft performed a thorough review of data modeling tool capabilities prior to making a long-term decision. As a result of this review, Microsoft’s IT department chose ER/Studio because it could offer:

  • Flexible partitioning of Microsoft’s extensive data model
  • Extensive compare and merge capabilities
  • Solid and responsive support interaction
  • Standardization functionalities such as naming conventions and metadata
  • The ability to consistently define entities for data models across the whole organization
  • A flexible and comprehensive macro capability

Results

For Microsoft’s Enterprise Data Architecture team, ER/Studio will be a vital part of a multi-year initiative to build an enterprise data model. ER/Studio gives the team the means to apply a rigorous approach to data modeling as well as the ability to support requirements for a large data model. Data standardization allows for improved data quality and cost-savings as other data architects won’t be starting from scratch to create new models. Finally, having a standard data approach avoids creating incompatibilities and gaps in features between systems.

“Going from a logical model, doing the data design upfront, creating the physical model, and forward-engineering into SQL Server is a great productivity aid.”

— Aaron Hanks, Principal IT Data Architect, Microsoft

Organization:

Microsoft

Applications:

Standardization

Data reuse

Tools Used:

 Data Architect  Model Repository Model Repository

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