PM7: How to Data Model in an Agile Environment
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  Len Silverston   Len Silverston
Universal Data Models, LLC


Monday, April 30, 2012
01:30 PM - 04:45 PM

Level:  Intermediate

How and when should data modeling be conducted in an agile development effort? How can we develop data models in an agile way and what are some techniques we can use when we are data modeling on agile efforts? Given that agile teams live or die on the idea that they must produce something of business value, such as working software, in a two to four week period, is there even time to model? On an agile development effort, should there be processes in place to ensure that the data structures are integrated with the rest of the enterprise and that a standardized, enterprise data model is used so that the effort does not result in a data silo?

In this course, Len Silverston, best-selling author of "The Data Model Resource Books, Volumes 1, 2, and 3" will address the above questions and propose practical solutions for how we can effectively data model in agile development efforts.

This course will cover:

  • What is 'agile' and what is 'agile data modeling'?
  • Data modeling issues in agile development environments
  • Key techniques showing how to data model in an agile environment
  • Exercises to practice data modeling in an agile environment covering different scenarios
  • How to effectively apply human dynamics principles to data modeling that are in sync with agile principles
  • How the use of template data models and patterns can help provide quick and 'agile' modeling

Len Silverston is a best-selling author, consultant, and speaker with over 30 years of experience helping organizations in data governance and data management. Mr. Silverston is an internationally acclaimed expert and thought leader in 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 provided data governance consulting for his client who won the 2012 Data Governance Best Practice Award. He is the author of the best-selling, 'The Data Model Resource Book' (Volumes 1, 2, and 3 and winner of the DAMA International Professional Achievement Award and the International Community Award. He received the highest speaker rating at several international conferences. His company, provides consulting, training, publications and software. He is also a fully ordained Zen priest

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