S1: Human Factors in Information Strategy: 5 Inevitable Scenarios
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  Len Silverston   Len Silverston
Universal Data Models, LLC


Thursday, November 5, 2015
08:30 AM - 04:15 PM

Level:  Business/Strategic

Based upon extensive experience and research, there are 5 scenarios that come up over and over again in enterprise data programs. Doesn't it make sense to know what these scenarios are and how to address them so you are prepared to effectively deal with them when they arise? It is too late if they catch you by surprise and your strategy does not account for them.

We also know that many of the keys to information strategy lies in the human aspects of information management and integration. While many experts have repeatedly stated that the key lies in how we deal with people, what is necessary is that we delve deeper and have an effective toolkit for the human side issues.

With this in mind, we need to develop and implement an information strategy data based upon what has been proven to work. This seminar will provide a comprehensive toolkit, with proven techniques and approaches, as well as case studies showing how organizations have used these principles and tools to develop and implement effective information strategies. This seminar will provide principles, tools, and exercises to help:

  • Understand the '5' inevitable scenarios that are bound to occur in enterprise data management efforts
  • Establish a really clear, compelling, common, concise mission and vision for information management
  • Understand motivations
  • Effectively communicate, listen, and express effectively
  • Gain the trust of people involved
  • Develop deep involvement and commitment to the strategy
  • Resolve conflict
  • Exemplify leadership and initiative
For all the above aspects of human behavior skills and tools, the seminar will share what has worked and not worked in real life enterprise data programs. There will also be fun and interactive exercises where participants can practice applying the techniques, tools, and principles learned in this class.

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 www.universaldatamodels.com, provides consulting, training, publications and software. He is also a fully ordained Zen priest www.zenwithlen.com.

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