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Archive for February, 2010

by: Bsomich
27  Feb  2010

Weekly IM Update.

 
 
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Tips for Contributing to MIKE2.0

If you are contemplating adding a new Solutions Offering to MIKE2.0, here are some guidelines and tips.

Get Familiar with Existing Content

Become familiar with the existing MIKE2.0 articles. Peruse the 731 articles already on the site.  The easiest way to do so is to go to the Special pages link (found in the upper right box under the Wiki tab), then the All pages link under List of pages. From that page, you will then be able to see a full listing by clicking on the various links at the bottom (e.g., links at bottom). As you peruse these articles:

  • Read pages of interest, note possible ones that you may want to refer to or link to as you develop your Offering write-up
  • Make special note of which pages you may need to return to in the future with updates or modifications once you begin adding content about your new Offering
  • Note gaps in the key concepts necessary to explain your Offering
  • Make sure that you will be drafting an Offering in its proper group. (new Core or Foundational Solutions should be rare; Composite Solutions as well; if you want to create one of those, make sure to get in touch with one of the members of the MIKE2:Leadership Team) Then, begin to map out what content needs to be written.
  • Also make sure to familiarise yourself with the MIKE2.0 category structure. Again, go to the Special pages link, then the Categories link under List of pages. You will see major clusters of content and patterns in the category names themselves. The number of members for each category is a count of sub-categories (if any) and articles. And you can assign your solution offering pages to these categories to link them with other content on the site.

Begin Preparing Your Content

  • Depending on which group of Solution Offering at hand, there is a starting Creation Guide. These are, in essence, structured and organized document templates for what content should be in your Offering. Please first refer to the appropriate guide in order to prepare the keystone document for your Offering. Look carefully at other Solution Offerings in your chosen group to see how they have been written and constructed. Once done, prepare your Offering overview
  • You may also need to prepare various images for your Offering. Depending, that might include architectural diagrams, flowcharts, schematics, or the like. You will see the appropriate kinds of figures based on your review of similar Solution Offerings. You may also want to check out the What is MIKE2.0 page, which contains many of the high-level MIKE2.0 diagrams. Another common figure is the Mike2 Solution Groups, which has many variants in that it uses red highlighting to place Solution Offerings in context
  • You will likely identify other patterned content from your initial MIKE2.0 review that should be prepared. Examples include articles related to particular steps within The 5 Phases of MIKE2, current or future states of implementation, guiding principles, etc. Also likely is that you will discover missing content specific to your Offering that provides important background or explanatory material. This content, too, should be prepared
  • Also, as suggested during the review step, you will likely find that certain terminology or concepts is missing within the current MIKE2.0 content to adequately explain your offering. The convention is to title each of these as “New Concept”, write it with a short explanation and a link to its corresponding Wikipedia article, and then to place it into the Concept Article category
  • In all cases, try to be attentive to assign your various articles into the proper MIKE2.0 categories. This helps keep the site organized and more easily navigated.

Monitor, Update and Expand

  • Remember, MIKE2.0 is an active collaboration framework. Expect that others will modify and enhance what you have initially written. Make sure to visit your content on a periodic basis
  • Updates are also important. As you learn more in your own local practices, bring those lessens back to your MIKE2.0 Offerings to keep them fresh and current. This might mean updating or changing some of your existing contributions, or adding new articles that deepen the material in the chosen area
  • Lastly, continually look for making linkages and connections across the entire suite of MIKE2.0 content. Try to refer to other articles and increase the number of appropriate links across articles. It is in this manner that the whole structure and usefulness of MIKE2.0 is increased for all.

Sincerely,

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This Week’s Food for Thought:

Agile Team Spaces: Do’s and Don’ts

Many of us, who are new to Agile, would believe that putting an Agile team together in a room gets the job done. A few of us would actually pay attention to what makes a room a team room which can enhance productivity and motivation. Many Agile teams have already shared their perspective on what would make an ideal team room. Here are a few recent ones.

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Tips for Deploying Data Matching 

Data Matching is about linking entities in or between databases, where these entities are not already linked with unique keys.Data Matching may be deployed in some different ways, including:

  • External Service Provider
  • Internal Processing
  • Embedded Technology
  • SOA Components
  • Cloud Computing

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Is There a Market for Enterprise 2.0?

I was on the phone with someone the other day who has been in the E2.0 space for quite a while and is someone that I trust. We where chatting a bit about E2.0 and the marketplace. The question of, “is there really a market for E2.0,” came up. We know that there are several vendors/tools in the E2.0 space and there are also several consultants that offer E2.0 services. Apparently many companies do believe and understand that Enterprise 2.0 is valuable, but if that’s the case then why aren’t the handful of consultancies in the Enterprise 2.0 space making a killing?

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by: Bsomich
24  Feb  2010

Profile Spotlight: Matthias Leybold

Matthias Leybold

Matthias Leybold has over 8 years experience in the field of information management, primarily dealing with unstructured content.  He is currently a Senior Manager at Deloitte in Switzerland.

His areas of key interest and expertise include enterprise search and the analysis of natural language as well as enterprise communications which deals with the whole value chain from template management for document driven processes, document creation at runtime and, finally, multi-channel publishing of these documents. In addition to leading the Swiss ECM practice at Deloitte Consulting, he most often acts as engagement manager or subject matter expert.

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Category: Information Development, Member Profiles
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by: Bsomich
23  Feb  2010

Weekly IM Update.

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MIKE2.0 Supporting Assets

MIKE2.0 Supporting Assets are reusable building blocks that provide detail to compliment the overall methodology. Many of the activities within the MIKE2.0 Methodology have sample assets that can be referred to during the implementation process. There are a number of different types of Supporting Assets:

  • Deliverable Templates are framework documents that can be used on any project implementation. Unlike Tools and Technique Papers which are focused on process, Deliverable Templates provide a document structure that defines the output of an activity and its tasks.
  • Capability Statements are overview presentations, selling messages, client cases studies and vendor case studies related to the MIKE2.0 Methodology. They encourage users to take a MIKE2.0 approach.
  • Software Assets on the open MIKE2.0 site are open-source software artifacts that can be used as part of the overall methodology. Users of the MIKE2.0 Methodology may also wish to house private software assets mapped into the overall organising framework provided by MIKE2.0. Vendors can also map in their product sets into MIKE2.0 through MIKE2.0 Vendor Solutions.
  • Engagement Management Assets provide recommended team structures, estimating models and starter project plans for conducting Information Development projects. Engagement Management Assets are often MIKE2.0 Private Supporting Assets but some of these assets are available on the open methodology site.
  • Project Examples are example deliverables (both document and software-based) that have been used in Information Development implementations and can help provide guidance for project implementations.

Feel free to check them out when you have a moment- your contributions are much appreciated! 

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This Week’s Food for Thought:

New Podcast on Master Data Management 

Dalton Cervo, project manager in the Customer Data Management group at Oracle, answers questions such as:

  1. In what areas are MDM technologies used best?
  2. Are there levels of MDM? Can you talk about them?
  3. What does an organization need to do before starting an MDM project?
  4. In which industries is MDM most frequently used?
  5. What’s one of the biggest mistakes that organizations make during MDM projects?

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What is Sentiment Analysis and Why Should You Care?   

Sentiment analysis or opinion mining refers to a broad (definitionally challenged) area of natural language processing, computational linguistics and text mining. Generally speaking, it aims to determine the attitude of a speaker or a writer with respect to some topic.Read complete post

Agile on the Rebound 

In August of last year I was asked to write an article for the end-of-year issue of Information Age about what I thought was important in 2010.  As we all know, the last year has been tumultuous and predicting what was important in the next month has been hard enough let alone predicting the next year.

Read complete post. Putting the Business Back in Business Intelligence

It may seem like semantics, but CIO interest in business intelligence technology is changing.  After five years as the top CIO technology priority (2004 – 2009) CIOs responding to the 2010 Gartner Executive Programs CIO survey placed BI as fifth among their top 10 technologies.

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by: Bsomich
18  Feb  2010

New Podcast on Master Data Management.

Dalton Cervo, project manager in the Customer Data Management group at Oracle, answers questions such as:

  1. In what areas are MDM technologies used best?
  2. Are there levels of MDM? Can you talk about them?
  3. What does an organization need to do before starting an MDM project?
  4. In which industries is MDM most frequently used?
  5. What’s one of the biggest mistakes that organizations make during MDM projects?

To listen to the podcast, click here or visit iTunes.

Category: Information Development
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by: Bsomich
17  Feb  2010

Profile Spotlight: Steve Ardire

Steve Ardire

For the past 15+ years, Steve has provided incisive business strategy and development, product marketing, and sales consulting services to ‘disruptive’ early stage software startups mainly in semantic enterprise, knowledge discovery, enterprise information management, E2.0 and related space.

Steve’s core strength is to establish value— defined through the customer — as the guiding mind-set for all customer interactions.

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Category: Information Development, Member Profiles
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by: Robert.hillard
14  Feb  2010

Agile on the rebound

In August of last year I was asked to write an article for the end-of-year issue of Information Age about what I thought was important in 2010.  As we all know, the last year has been tumultuous and predicting what was important in the next month has been hard enough let alone predicting the next year.

Nonetheless, I’m always up for a challenge, wrote the article and then promptly forgot about it.  When the magazine came out, I was curious to re-read what I’d written.  The theme of the article was a focus on agility in the face of uncertainty.  This is easy to say, but writing for the CIO audience I emphasised that in tough times business tries to reduce cost (which means focusing on efficiency of existing processes) and defend against market events (which means emergency system changes).  Neither of these trends generally leads to flexible business systems.

In the article I suggest the demand that will come during the recovery will be unpredictable, making life for the reactive CIO almost impossible.  I used books which many non-technology executives will have read (The Black Swan and Predictably Irrational) to help CIOs to make the case to focus on the data asset.

The article is available online: Information Age (Agile on the rebound).

Category: Information Strategy, Information Value
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by: Bsomich
13  Feb  2010

Weekly IM Update.

 
 
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Community Survey: How Can We Improve MIKE2.0?

The University of Bath – School of Management is currently investigating the motivations and obstacles of online contribution and collaboration to open source communities & projects. To aid in their research and help improve our community, we are asking community members and collaboration prospects to take short survey to identify where improvements to MIKE2.0 are needed.

Respondants who complete the survey can rest assured knowing they are helping a good cause, and will automatically be entered into a drawing for new iPod Shuffle!

Please note that:
• Your responses to this survey will remain strictly confidential.
• If possible, please complete all questions to avoid processing delays.
• This survey takes approximately 6-8 minutes to complete.

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We appreciate your support of our growing community.

 Sincerely,

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This Week’s Food for Thought:

Is Business Intelligence Too Boring for Social Media?

Is applying business intelligence to data generated by social channels such as Twitter about to become the “next big thing” in enterprise BI? Some folks seem to think so. Earlier this month Dyke Henson, chief marketing officer for BI provider PivotLink, told IT Business Edge’s Mike Vizard companies will want to analyze metadata from social networks in much the same way they now analyze Web site traffic, to determine what is happening in real time and to analyze trends over time.
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How to Avoid System Implementation Failure  

IT/IM implementations collectively cost organizations up to $6.2 trillion annually, an amount that increases anywhere from 10%-20% each year.  Yet many of these ventures fail to meet management expectations. Read complete post.  

Survey Results: Over 1/3 of Organizations Have Implemented MDM

Baseline Consulting recently released the results of an international market survey which found that approximately one-third of enterprise organizations worldwide have undertaken more than two Master Data Management (MDM) implementations, suggesting that MDM has moved beyond the pilot stage and is coming of age.The survey, titled Master Data Management Projects in Practice, was conducted to gain deeper insight into the levels of expertise, experience and usage of systems integrators specifically related to undertaking MDM implementations.

Read complete post. Is There a Dark Side to Enterprise 2.0?

At last year’s Enterprise 2.0 conference in San Francisco, the highlight presentation for me was one given by Kathleen Culver and Greg Lowe from Alcatel Lucent. Their presentation was an excellent look at some of the benefits of Enterprise 2.0, and then some of the detrimental impacts that those benefits can bring.

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by: Bsomich
11  Feb  2010

MIKE2.0 Community Feedback Survey

The University of Bath – School of Management is currently investigating the motivations and obstacles of online contribution and collaboration to open source communities & projects. To aid in their research and help improve our community, we are asking community members and collaboration prospects to take short survey to identify where improvements to the project are needed.

Respondants who complete the survey can rest assured knowing they are helping a good cause, and will automatically be entered into a drawing for new iPod Shuffle!

Please note that:
• Your responses to this survey will remain strictly confidential.
• If possible, please complete all questions as incomplete questionnaires can create problems at the date analysis stage.
• This survey will only take you approximately 6-8 minutes to complete.

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by: Bsomich
10  Feb  2010

Profile Spotlight: Kathy Hunter

 

 

Kathy Hunter

Ms. Hunter has over twenty years information systems experience and, twelve years ago attended training in Information Quality Improvements. Soon after, she instituted an Enterprise Information Quality Division at T-Mobile. In their first three months they recovered £10 million in lost annual earnings, providing a quick 800% return on investment against the team’s two year budget and that was only the beginning. 
Since then she has been building expertise in information management. From information quality and data governance through to providing global data solutions and guidance she has attained a reputation for successful delivery in information management to her clients – some of the largest companies in the world. 
A popular speaker at events, Mrs. Hunter is known for her pragmatic approach to topics, providing helpful hints and practical examples in order to solve tough problems.

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by: Bsomich
09  Feb  2010

How to Avoid System Implementation Failure.

IT/IM implementations collectively cost organizations up to $6.2 trillion annually, an amount that increases anywhere from 10%-20% each year.  Yet many of these ventures fail to meet management expectations. 

Why is this? 

As a small business marketing manager, I have managed four CRM implementations and, having learned by experience, these are the main reasons they fail and how to avoid them:

Unclear management expectations.  It is important to involve management in the decision making process, be realistic about what the system can do, and to clearly communicate the benefits/limitations of the solution you are choosing.

Scope creep.  In the implementation process, management may find that the features of the system  are limited and may need additional services that were not previously budgeted.  This causes the project to drain resources more quickly and increases the chances of failure.  When determining the project schedule and allocation of resources, clearly communicate what the system will look like and what functionality it will have to avoid a creep in the scope. 

Costly add-ons. Software/system solution providers LOVE add-ons.  In many cases, the solution they’ve given you to test drive is not the base model, and to get the bells and whistles you’ve gotten used to, you will have to pay extra for them.  

Lack of technical support.  Third party systems are more cost effective but often notorious for poor technical support.  For over the phone service, you typically have to pay extra to receive a live person within a timely manner.  This causes frustration and further budget usage.  Prior to deciding on a solution, make sure to test the support during your trial period and ask ahead of time what type of support can be expected once you are a customer.

Lack of user adoption.  By not having a formal change management plan and training program, you are setting your employees (as well as the project) up for failure.  It is important to clearly communicate the benefits of the new system, train employees how to use it, and have an onsite, dedicated “go-to” person they can call on for help.

In your experience, is there more?  What advice can you offer that will help companies choose and implement their solutions wisely?

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