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ENTERPRISE-WIDE CONCEPTUAL MODELING OF INFORMATION RESOURCES

To succeed in any endeavor, one must have a clear vision of the desired product/result, and a viable plan for accomplishing that envisioned product/result. Two of the IRM Critical Success Factors are well-defined enterprise-wide Conceptual Models of the future enterprise information resources, and a detailed, comprehensive Implementation/Migration Plan which will sequence and control the orderly replacement of the existing, dis-integrated legacy systems with the modeled, completely-integrated enterprise information resources. The engineering of complex information resources requires the same tried-and-true approach.

This skill-building seminar is typically used to prepare the enterprise modeling and planning project team to do the actual modeling and planning work. It presents an overview of the form and content of each Conceptual-level Model (Functional Business Model, Organizational Model, Business Location Model, Conceptual Data Model, Conceptual Transaction Model, Conceptual Distribution Model, and Conceptual Technology Model) necessary to build and manage the enterprise information resources effectively. Examples show the recommended level of detail so that each model captures what is necessary, but which allows modeling on the very broad scope of the entire enterprise within a reasonable duration. The seminar also presents the detailed form and content of the Implementation/Migration Plan which will govern the replacement, project-by-project, of the dis-integrated legacy systems by the modeled, integrated information resources. It describes different approaches which can be used in constructing the Implementation/Migration Plan, and the pros and cons of each approach. Finally, the seminar describes in depth the typical modeling and planning project (tasks, deliverables, participants, logistics, tools, project leadership, resource and time estimating guidelines, and critical success factors) to actually build the Conceptual Models and the Implementation/Migration Plan. Workshops ensure that usable skills are acquired by the student.

When the Conceptual Models and the Implemenation/Migration Plan are complete, the IRM Organization is fully prepared to proceed with the work of building a vastly simpler, less-expensive, more productive, and more flexible information environment, and to carefully dismantle the costly and very inflexible legacy application systems and data stores.

 

TOPICAL OUTLINE

 

DURATION: 5 days

TARGET AUDIENCES: (recommended maximum number of attendees - 25)

PREREQUISITE: Concepts of Information Resource Management


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