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Guidelines for Building World-Class Business Glossaries – The Essence of Concepts

Guidelines for Building World-Class Business Glossaries – The Essence of Concepts

  There are various schools of thought about how to define terms, some arising from professional terminologists and academia. But …

Introduction to Agile Project Management, Part 3

Introduction to Agile Project Management, Part 3

In the first installment of this Introduction to Agile Project Management series, I wrote about Setting the Scene: why we need to be …

How to Conduct a Thorough Data Governance Best Practice Assessment

How to Conduct a Thorough Data Governance Best Practice Assessment

Web-sites like Mapquest.com can only map out directions if you tell it where you are heading; thus following a Stephen Covey effective …

Appreciating Metadata Through Music

Appreciating Metadata Through Music

Metadata is one of the more important aspects of data management, yet many data professionals do not understand or simply ignore metadata …


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Data, Data, Data

Data, Data, Data

Rhetoricians will tell you that important concepts bear repetition.  Real estate agents will extol the importance of “location, …

Data Architecture COMN Sense: Data Types and Roles

Data Architecture COMN Sense: Data Types and Roles

One of the most illuminating lessons I’ve learned about data modeling came from Len Silverston’s universal data models, where he …

Security as a Foundation for CS Ed

Security as a Foundation for CS Ed

Recently I had the opportunity to go to a job interview session for a lecturing position in my university’s computer science department. …

Data Storytelling: It’s More than Visualization

Data Storytelling: It’s More than Visualization

Data storytelling has become a popular term in the field of analytics – looking deep into the data to find its important messages and …


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