Practical Tools for the Human Side of Data Modeling

Practical Tools for the Human Side of Data Modeling

Len Silverston, Universal Data Models

Success in data modeling requires skills in communications, gaining sponsorship and buy-in, negotiation, understanding needs, and leadership. Yet many data modeling classes do not focus on these essential aspects of effective data modeling.

This interactive, informative and fun class focuses on the human elements of data modeling. Len Silverston, best-selling data modeling author, leads this seminar and provides tools, techniques, principles, interactive exercises and case studies that illustrate the importance of the human side to data modeling.

This seminar will address the behavioral side of data modeling in many different contexts such as data modeling for big data, dimensional modeling, traditional data modeling and more.

Participants of this seminar will learn about:

  • Inevitable human scenarios that data modelers are bound to face and how to address them
  • Personal, political and cultural factors that are critical to successful data modeling
  • Practical tools, techniques, and principles to enable successful data modeling such as keys in gaining and sustaining funding, realizing a common vision, how to get to common semantics, developing trust, communications, involvement, leadership, and managing conflict
  • Stories of how using these principles were the key to success for some organizations and how other organizations had huge challenges stemming from human behavioral issues

This class will share fundamental and practical tools while being an informative and fun experience – come join it!

About the Speaker

Len Silverston is a best-selling author, consultant, and a fun and top rated speaker in the field of data modeling, data governance, as well as human behavior in the data management industry, where he has pioneered new approaches to effectively tackle enterprise data management. He has helped many of the largest organizations world-wide as well as small organizations, to integrate their data, systems and even their people. He is well known for his work on “Universal Data Models”, that are described in his The Data Model Resource Book series (Volumes 1, 2, and 3), (Volume 1 was rated #12 on the Computer Literacy Best Seller List) and these books have been translated into multiple languages. He is the winner of the DAMA (Data Administration Management Association) International Professional Achievement Award for 2004 and the DAMA International Community Award for 2006. He has received the highest speaker ratings at many international conferences and is dedicated to being of the greatest service to his audiences.