Process Analysis Process Management Webinar

What Business Analysts & Project Managers Need to Know About Data Modeling

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Format OnDemand
Fomat Type Speaker Talking (Audio) while Presenting a Power Point
Duration 2 Hours


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Copy of Presentation Slides
Visio templates for entity relationship and class diagrams
Data definition templates


Understand the key concepts of conceptual and logical data modeling
Learn the steps to building a data model
Write clear and concise and consistent data definitions
Use/apply consistent naming standards
Learn how to build a model to Third Normal Form without knowing normalization theory
Learn how to build a model to Third Normal Form without knowing normalization theory


In this two-hour webinar participants will learn the essential concepts of data modeling required of today’s Business Analyst and Project Manager. Effective requirements definition requires a fundamental understanding of data modeling. This webinar lays a foundation of the essential aspects of defining the data model and requirements for a project. IAG, the developer of this program, believes very strongly in this key Business Analysis competency. Every Project Manager and BA involved in requirements definition and modeling needs to know these critical concepts. Without a solid basis of data modeling skills, there is a significant risk that quality and value of use-case, business requirement, and business rule documentation will be significantly compromised. This 2 hour webinar is a perfect course that will give most PMs and BA’s everything they need to mitigate this risk and be successful in their roles. For someone involved or responsible for the business requirements, business architecture or business analysis on a software development project, there are large number of questions to be answered. * Do I need to be an expert in data modeling? (No, by the way) * How detailed do I need to define the data, * Why do I need a data model – especially if we’re working on an existing system? * Do I need to produce a logical data model? * Do I need to know normalization theory (I hope not)? * What do we do about data if we’re ‘Agile’? * What about modeling or data definitions for a Business Intelligence project? * When and how do I gather data requirements with the SME’s? What’s the best way?


Ross Little
Ross has been involved in the Business Analysis, Requirements Definition and Management Industry for over 25 years, working for companies across North America, Europe and Asia. Ross was one of the Founding Members of the IIBA and currently sits on the Board of a number of IT companies. As an author, speaker, instructor, consultant, coach, mentor and executive manager, he wears many hats at IAG. Over his many years, he has lead IAG Consulting teams on a hundreds of assignments, consulting and mentoring clients through the adoption of business analysis best practices, requirements methodologies and tools. Ross has, in fact, personally trained over 10,000 Business Analysts & Projects Managers. Ross is an Executive Consultant with an extremely deep understanding of the business analysis industry and requirements processes and best practices.

Diversified Communications Canada is a PMI Registered Education Provider (REP). Our REP ID is 1811. Two hour sessions qualify for 2 PDU’s and one hour sessions qualify for 1 PDU.

Notice from IIBA: The content of the course are aligned with the BABOK®. Two hour sessions qualify for 2 CDU’s towards CBAP® recertification. One hour sessions qualify for 1 CDU towards CBAP® recertification.

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