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OVERVIEW OF INFORMATION RESOURCE MODELS AND IMPLEMENTATION/MIGRATION PLANNING

In about 325 BC, Aristotle said that to accomplish anything of worth, we must first clearly conceive what it is we want to make or accomplish; then we must develop a clear plan for how to do it. Clear, well-defined Conceptual Models and a well-defined Implementation/Migration Plan are two of the Big Six IRM Critical Success Factors for a viable and effective IRM environment, and which distinguish the IRM approach from react-mode IS/IT. To break "the way we've always done it", the IRM environment must have clear blueprints/models of the subject-oriented databases, the applications, and the technology environment to which it is migrating. These models will portray an information environment vastly different (and much simpler) than the information messes that typically prevail in the traditional IS/IT environment. It must also have a very complete and detailed plan for exactly how it is going to dismantle and retire the legacy systems, replacing them with a much smaller, more effective, more flexible, and more useful information environment, as detailed by the Conceptual Models.

This informational (not skill-building) seminar provides a complete description of the purpose, form and content of each of the enterprise Conceptual-level Models which are required to effectively blueprint/architect the integrated information resources (data, applications, and technology) which are the goal of the IRM approach. It is often presented in conjunction with the Concepts of Information Resource Management seminar to any audience which desires to understand the idea of models or architectures more fully. Examples of each type of model are presented so that the attendee can grasp the purpose, form and content of each, and of the Implementation/Migration Plan. Details about the planning, leadership, logistics, participants, and estimating guidelines for the actual modeling project are presented. Different strategies are presented for planning the orderly migration from (and replacement of) legacy systems to the desired information environment portrayed by the models.

 
TOPICAL OUTLINE:

DURATION: two days

TARGETED AUDIENCES: (no recommended maximum number of attendees)

PREREQUISITE: Concepts of Information Resource Management

RECOMMENDED: Transition to the IRM Environment


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