Data Modeling for the Business

Author: Steve Hoberman
Publisher: Technics Publications
ISBN: 9781634620437
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Computers

Did you ever try getting Businesspeople and IT to agree on the project scope for a new application? Or try getting Marketing and Sales to agree on the target audience? Or try bringing new team members up to speed on the hundreds of tables in your data warehouse — without them dozing off? Whether you are a businessperson or an IT professional, you can be the hero in each of these and hundreds of other scenarios by building a High-Level Data Model. The High-Level Data Model is a simplified view of our complex environment. It can be a powerful communication tool of the key concepts within our application development projects, business intelligence and master data management programs, and all enterprise and industry initiatives. Learn about the High-Level Data Model and master the techniques for building one, including a comprehensive ten-step approach and hands-on exercises to help you practice topics on your own. In this book, we review data modeling basics and explain why the core concepts stored in a high-level data model can have significant business impact on an organization. We explain the technical notation used for a data model and walk through some simple examples of building a high-level data model. We also describe how data models relate to other key initiatives you may have heard of or may be implementing in your organization. This book contains best practices for implementing a high-level data model, along with some easy-to-use templates and guidelines for a step-by-step approach. Each step will be illustrated using many examples based on actual projects we have worked on. Names have been changed to protect the innocent, but the pain points and lessons have been preserved. One example spans an entire chapter and will allow you to practice building a high-level data model from beginning to end, and then compare your results to ours. Building a high-level data model following the ten step approach you’ll read about is a great way to ensure you will retain the new skills you learn in this book. As is the case in many disciplines, using the right tool for the right job is critical to the overall success of your high-level data model implementation. To help you in your tool selection process, there are several chapters dedicated to discussing what to look for in a high-level data modeling tool and a framework for choosing a data modeling tool, in general. This book concludes with a real-world case study that shows how an international energy company successfully used a high-level data model to streamline their information management practices and increase communication throughout the organization—between both businesspeople and IT. Data modeling is one of the under-exploited, and potentially very valuable, business capabilities that are often hidden away in an organization’s Information Technology department. Data Modeling for the Business highlights both the resulting damage to business value, and the opportunities to make things better. As an easy-to follow and comprehensive guide on the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of data modeling, it also reminds us that a successful strategy for exploiting IT depends at least as much on the information as the technology. Chris Potts, Corporate IT Strategist and Author of fruITion: Creating the Ultimate Corporate Strategy for Information Technology One of the most critical systems issues is aligning business with IT and fulfilling business needs using data models. The authors of Data Modeling for the Business do a masterful job at simply and clearly describing the art of using data models to communicate with business representatives and meet business needs. The book provides many valuable tools, analogies, and step-by-step methods for effective data modeling and is an important contribution in bridging the much needed connection between data modeling and realizing business requirements. Len Silverston, author of The Data Model Resource Book series

Handbook for Aligning the Business with Information Technology Using High level Data Models

Author: Steve Hoberman
Publisher: Technics Publications
ISBN: 9780977140077
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Computers

Did you ever try getting Business and IT to agree on the project scope for a new application? Or try getting the Sales & Marketing department to agree on the target audience? Or try bringing new team members up to speed on the hundreds of tables in your data warehouse -- without them dozing off? You can be the hero in each of these and hundreds of other scenarios by building a High-Level Data Model. The High-Level Data Model is a simplified view of our complex environment. It can be a powerful communication tool of the key concepts within our application development projects, business intelligence and master data management programs, and all enterprise and industry initiatives. Learn about the High-Level Data Model and master the techniques for building one, including a comprehensive ten-step approach. Know how to evaluate toolsets for building and storing your models. Practice exercises and walk through a case study to reinforce your modelling skills.

Metastorm ProVision 6 2 User Guide

Author: Bill Aronson
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781445265858
Release Date: 2010-05-06
Genre: Business enterprises

The Metastorm ProVision 6.2 User Guide is the essential reference. Packed with tips and tricks that go way beyond what you would expect, the book explains how to ask the right questions as well as how to use the program. All the new features are described. Bill shares his expertise in many areas including simulation, strategy and process improvement.

Manager s Guide to Business Planning

Author: Peter J. Capezio
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071713559
Release Date: 2009-10-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Get the business results you want by creating and executing a solid plan! One simple thing usually makes the difference between business success and failure: a well-laid plan. Whether you want to enact a long-term strategic initiative or set short-term revenue targets, Manager’s Guide to Business Planning provides the tools and techniques for developing a workable plan everyone will support. You’ll learn how to: Measure success Prioritize initiatives Run business reviews Create a budget Engage employees There’s no reason to experience false starts, waste money, or dissatisfy customers in your business endeavors. Manager’s Guide to Business Planning has tried-and-true methods that can be applied to any situation.

CompTIA Cloud Certification Study Guide Exam CV0 001

Author: Nate Stammer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071828840
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Computers

The best fully integrated study system available for the CompTIA Cloud+ Certification exam With hundreds of practice questions, CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Study Guide covers what you need to know—and shows you how to prepare—for this challenging exam. McGraw-Hill Professional is a Gold-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner offering Authorized CompTIA Approved Quality Content to give you the competitive edge on exam day. 100% complete coverage of all official objectives for exam CV0-001 Exam Watch notes call attention to information about, and potential pitfalls in, the exam Exam at Work notes provide real-world examples of cloud computing technologies in the workplace today Two-Minute Drills for quick review at the end of each chapter Simulated exam questions match the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the real exam Covers all the exam topics, including: Cloud Computing Concepts, Models, and Terminology * Disk Storage Systems * Storage Networking * Network Infrastructure * Virtualization Components * Virtualization and the Cloud * Network Management * Performance Tuning * Systems Management * Testing and Troubleshooting * Security in the Cloud * Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Electronic content includes: Complete MasterExam practice testing engine, featuring: -One practice exam -Detailed answers with explanations -Score Report performance assessment tool Bonus downloadable MasterExam practice exam with free online registration

IT4ITTM for Managing the Business of IT A Management Guide

Author: Rob Akkershoek
Publisher: Van Haren
ISBN: 9789401805933
Release Date: 1970-01-01
Genre: Education

The IT4IT Management Guide provides guidance on how the IT4IT Reference Architecture can be used within an IT organization to manage the business of IT. It is designed to provide a guide to business managers, CIOs, IT executives, IT professionals, and all individuals involved or interested in how to transition an IT organization to become a Lean and Agile IT service provider.This book includes two case studies from Shell and the Rabobank.After reading this document you should be able to: Understand why the IT4IT approach is needed to improve the performance of the IT function; and support the business to leverage new IT in the digital age Understand the vision, scope, and content of the IT4IT Reference Architecture (from a high-level perspective) Understand the benefits of using the IT4IT Reference Architecture within the IT function Initiate the first steps to implement the IT4IT standard in your own IT organizationThe audience for this Management Guide is: CIOs and other IT executive managers who would like to transform their IT organization to support end-to-end value streams Senior leaders and executives in the business and IT responsible for how IT is organized, managed, and improved Enterprise Architects involved in the implementation of IT management solutions within the IT organization IT professionals and consultants involved in the transition of their organizations to a new streamlined IT factory

CompTIA Cloud Certification Study Guide Second Edition Exam CV0 002

Author: Scott Wilson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781260116601
Release Date: 2018-03-19
Genre: Computers

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The best fully integrated study system availableSave 10% on any CompTIA exam voucher! Coupon code insideWith hundreds of practice exam questions, CompTIA Cloud+® Certification Study Guide, Second Edition covers what you need to know—and shows you how to prepare—for this challenging exam. •100% complete coverage of all official objectives for exam CV0-002•Exam Readiness Checklist—you’re ready for the exam when all objectives on the list are checked off•Exam Watch notes call attention to information about, and potential pitfalls in, the exam•Exam at Work sidebars provide real-world examples of cloud computing technologies in the workplace today•Two-Minute Drills for quick review at the end of every chapter•Key Terms sections highlight and define the most important terms discussed in each chapter•Simulated exam questions match the format, topics, and difficulty of the real exam Covers all exam topics, including:Cloud Computing Concepts, Models, and Terminology • Disk Storage Systems • Storage Networking • Network Infrastructure • Virtualization Components • Virtualization and the Cloud • Network Management • Performance Tuning • Systems Management • Security in the Cloud • Security Best Practices • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery • Testing, Automation, and Changes • Troubleshooting Digital content includes:•Test engine that provides full-length practice exams or customized quizzes by chapter or by exam domain

Beginning Relational Data Modeling

Author: Sharon Allen
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015060811265
Release Date: 2005-03-25
Genre: Computers

A guide to data modeling provides information on the process of capturing business information, formulating data models, and mapping models to a physical relational database design.

CBAP Certified Business Analysis Professional All in One Exam Guide

Author: Joseph Phillips
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071626682
Release Date: 2009-07-31
Genre: Computers

All-in-One is All You Need! Get complete coverage of all the material included on the International Institute of Business Analysis CBAP exam inside this comprehensive resource. Written by industry expert, trainer, and project management consultant Joseph Phillips, this authoritative exam guide fully covers the Guide to the Business Analyst Body of Knowledge (BABOK). You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the CBAP exam with ease, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. CBAP Certified Business Analysis Professional All-in-One Exam Guide covers all exam topics, including: Business analysis planning and monitoring Eliciting requirements Managing requirements communication Working as an enterprise business analyst Analyzing and documenting project requirements Assessing and validating project solutions Managing projects The CD-ROM features Two full practice exams Video training from the author Complete electronic book

A Risk Professionals Survival Guide

Author: Clifford Rossi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118953044
Release Date: 2014-10-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Balanced, practical risk management for post – financial crisis institutions A Risk Professional's Survival Guide fills a critical gap left by existing risk management texts. Instead of focusing only on quantitative risk analysis or only on institutional risk management, this book takes a comprehensive approach. The disasters of the recent financial crisis taught us that managing risk is both an art and a science, and it is critical for practitioners to understand how individual risks are integrated at the enterprise level. This book is the only resource of its kind to introduce all of the key risk management concepts in a cohesive case study spanning each chapter. A hypothetical bank drawn from elements of several real world institutions serves as a backdrop for topics from credit risk and operational risk to understanding big-picture risk exposure. You will be able to see exactly how each rigorous concept is applied in actual risk management contexts. This book includes: Supplemental Excel-based Visual Basic (VBA) modules, so you can interact directly with risk models Clear explanations of the importance of risk management in preventing financial disasters Real world examples and lessons learned from past crises Risk policies, infrastructure, and activities that balance limited quantitative models This book provides the element of hands-on application necessary to put enterprise risk management into effective practice. The very best risk managers rely on a balanced approach that leverages every aspect of financial operations for an integrative risk management strategy. With this book, you can identify and control risk at an expert level.

The Talent Management Handbook Third Edition Making Culture a Competitive Advantage by Acquiring Identifying Developing and Promoting the Best People

Author: Lance A. Berger
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781259863561
Release Date: 2017-12-29
Genre: Business & Economics

The definitive guide to finding, developing, and keeping the best talent—expanded with brand new and updated material The Talent Management Handbook is the established go-to guide for HR professionals, managers, and leaders looking for the best ways to use talent management programs to develop a culture of excellence. This third edition features new and updated chapters based on fresh approaches and material for identifying, recruiting, positioning, and developing highly qualified, motivated people to meet current and future business requirements. Filled with expert advice, the book offers a roadmap for developing a comprehensive approach to talent management that will guide professionals in the coming years.

Storytelling with Data

Author: Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119002253
Release Date: 2015-10-26
Genre: Business & Economics

Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to: Understand the importance of context and audience Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—Storytelling with Data will give you the skills and power to tell it!

Radio News

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39076000289343
Release Date: 1947
Genre: Amateur radio stations

Some issues, 1943-July 1948, include separately paged and numbered section called Radio-electronic engineering edition (called in 1943 Radionics edition)