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Streamline Development of Your Business Glossary

Efficiently Developing Agreed
Upon Business Terms and Language
To Facilitate Integrated Systems, Productivity and Effective Governance
Can be custom tailored to be
anywhere from ½ day to 2 day course

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

Short Description

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

Who Should Attend

Data stewards, subject matter experts, data governance program office professions, data analysts, and any other data governance professionals who need to be involved in efforts of defining data for data governance or data quality efforts.

Course Outline and Schedule

Business Glossary Overview

 

  • The what, why and how of creating a shared business glossary

  • The challenge – why is this so difficult and how to be successful

  • Hands-on and interactive exercise illustrating challenges


Learning from Experience - Case Studies

 

  • Greatest challenges regarding developing a Universal business glossary from past experience

  • Various case studies - what has worked, what has not worked and why


Jump-starting the business glossary effort - Overview

 

  • How to jump-start and create efficiency in development of a business glossary, saving huge costs and time

  • Understanding needs

  • Re-using a proven data glossary development process

  • Re-using common, universal data semantics

  • Facilitating collaboration and resolve differences between semantics, definitions, and rules to provide consistency across the enterprise


The science of linguistics as applicable to business glossary

 

  • Understanding linguistics in order to effectively develop the glossary

  • Brief analysis of language form, language meaning, and language in context as applied to business

  • glossary


Listening to the real needs for the business glossary in your organization

 

  • Gathering requirements for the business glossary

    • Approaches for gathering requirements

  • Identifying critical data items

    • Business driven approach for identifying critical data items to put under governance and in the glossary

    • Bottom-up checking reviewing systems

  • Exercise: A scenario and the hidden requirements!


Setting guidelines and standards

 

  • 3rd party standards and conventions

  • 13 important guidelines for developing definitions within the business glossary

  • Exercise: Gotchas! Developing business glossary terms using standardized conventions and guidelines


Defining data and rules

 

  • Defining data and rules

    • How to set up domains and subdomains

    • How to discover critical data elements

    • How to inventory data elements within domain(s)

    • How to define data

  • How to document rules for data items

    • Rules guidelines and templates since business glossary by definition encompasses rules

  • Exercise: Defining data and rules for a data item


Universal business glossary constructs

 

  • Re-using Universal Patterns (e.g., roles, categories, statuses, rules, transactions, etc.) to quickly develop business glossary

  • Re-using standard business data constructs ( to quickly develop the business glossary

  • Re-using standard industry data constructs (healthcare, insurance, telecommunications, manufacturing, etc.)

  • Exercise: Apply universal constructs to develop your business glossary


Approaches, techniques and tools for creating a common vocabulary

 

  • Using pictures, images, symbols, graphics, to gain consistent semantics

  • Thinking outside the box regarding possible ways to gain consistency and common semantics

  • Exercise: Using creative ways to develop common vocabulary and consistent semantics

Business Data Modeling

  • How to better understand semantics via ‘business modeling’

  • Exercise: Developing a business data model


Managing data governance Issues within the business glossary

 

  • Identifying and managing issues that arise from business glossary

    • Types of business glossary issues

    • Approaches to managing business glossary issues

Business glossary and human factors

  • Inevitable scenarios when we are attempting to get people to agree on consistent terms

  • Various frameworks and methods to effectively address human factors issues

  • Exercise: A puzzle, what is happening in this common scenario and what are possible solutions


Wrap up

 

  • Summary

  • How to apply the materials learned in this class to your organization

CONTACT

Phone: 303.688.1412
Email: info@univdata.com

Universal Data Models, LLC
5537 Sunstone Lane
Castle Rock, CO 80108

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