Data modelling is all about understanding the data within our organisations and then representing this data in a precise visual (the “data model”) which aids communication – saving time during development, saving money on support, and improving data quality. These skills include the ability to:
Manage information complexity - dealing with increasing needs, sources and types of data
Work with technology change - Agile, Cloud, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence are technology-driven changes that will impact data architectures
Work with new data structures - learn how to model Graph, NoSQL and document data
Gather more complex requirements - understand fact-based modelling techniques and how they work well with schema-less data
Build and maintain enterprise models - illustrating the future information architectures of an organisation and support change.
Regardless of your job title, your success in navigating the coming era of digital disruption will hinge on your ability to understand and communicate around data. New technologies remain dependent on quality data and a common understanding of the data and the relationship between different types of data. These data modelling skills will be highly sought after by all organisations.
The Internationally recognised authorities in data management include:
Steve Hoberman – Author of nine books on data modelling, including the bestseller Data Modeling Made Simple, Data Model Scorecard® and his latest book Blockchainopoly: How Blockchain Changes the Rules of the Game
Peter Aiken - Author of 10 books and multiple publications, including Case for the Chief Data Officer and his latest on Data Strategy and the Enterprise Data Executive
Deborah Henderson – Program Manager, Contributing Author and Senior Editor for DAMA-DMBOK2
John Giles – Author of The Nimble Elephant: Agile delivery of data models using a pattern-based approach
Graham Witt – Author of Data Modeling Essentials (with Graeme Simsion) and Writing Effective Business Rules
Graeme Port – Dr. Graeme Port an innovator and leader in data architecture and enterprise software product development