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"Information Development using MIKE2.0" Book

The vision for Information Development and the MIKE2.0 Methodology have been available in a collaborative, online fashion since 2006. MIKE2.0 was developed online so that it would be freely available, editable by a global community, and take advantage of web techniques for linking and organising content.

Information Development using MIKE2.0

A print version has advantages as well, however, so we have released “Information Development using MIKE2.0” to introduce the great content that has been created and collected on the MIKE2.0 website to a wider audience. The book is available both in paperback as well as all major e-book publishing platforms.

Authors for the book include Andreas Rindler, Sean McClowry, Robert Hillard, and Sven Mueller. But of course credit is due to the over 7,000 members of the MIKE2.0 community and the dozens of key contributors.

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Many thanks to our publisher Motion Publishing.


Enterprise Data & BI Conference Europe

Session: Becoming an Information Centric Business

Speaker: Andreas Rindler

Excerpt: The digital age has created an abundance of information, but its sheer volume and complexity threatens to render it useless unless it is properly harnessed. Information-centric organisations can achieve that by linking up their business strategy, operating model and technology with an underlying information strategy and competency. This session introduces “Information Development using MIKE2.0” as an effective approach to IM strategy development and transformation. MIKE2.0 was created by industry practitioners from hundreds of successful projects in information governance, business intelligence, data management and enterprise content management. We will cover key concepts of information governance, delivery methodology, the SAFE reference architecture and example tools like IM QuickScan to assess an organisation’s information maturity. Several case studies will be presented including an automotive manufacturer which implemented an enterprise archive solution and a postal company which developed an enterprise information management strategy.

Full event details[1].

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Sunil Soares, Founder and Managing Partner, Information Asset LLC

"I had the opportunity to review Information Development Using MIKE2.0 (Motion Publishing, 2013) by Andreas Rindler, Robert Hillard, Sean McClowry and Sven Mueller.

MIKE2.0, which stands for Method for an Integrated Knowledge Environment, is an open source methodology for Enterprise Information Management that provides a framework for information development including Business Intelligence, Enterprise Data Management, Enterprise Content Management, Information Asset Management, Enterprise Search, Information Management Strategy, Information Governance and Information Architecture.

The MIKE2.0 Methodology was initially created by a team from BearingPoint. All content on MIKE2.0 is made freely available as open source under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

The book consists of key content from MIKE2.0 and is arranged in a consumable manner. It includes an overall implementation guide, MIKE2.0 solutions, the SAFE (STRATEGIC ARCHITECTURE for the Federated Enterprise) architecture, deliverable templates, popular blog posts and references. Given my own speciality, I appreciated the focus on Information Governance and Big Data.

The book is a definite must read for Information Management professionals who are looking to establish a data management competency within their organizations. And a special word of thanks to Rob, Sven, Sean, and Andi for taking the time to put this book together for the information management practitioner community."

Jim Gregg, Professional Development Consultant, Irish Computer Society

"The objective of our partnership between the Irish Computer Society and IASA Ireland is to ensure that IT architects have the skills and capabilities needed to grow professionally and deliver value to their business. All IT architects will benefit from exposure to techniques such as MIKE2.0."

Andy Mulholland, former top 25 most influential CTOs in the world(InfoWorld USA), Henley Business School

"I was fortunate enough to see a review copy after having followed the development of MIKE 2.0 over several years and commented back to the authors with the following quote based on my personal experience and observations as a global CTO in a company operating with 120,000 staff in 42 countries;

Enterprises have moved from complaining about having to little data, and even less information, to being awash with both information and data today. Today any major business recognizes that it's future is based on using technology in new innovative ways to under pin and extend its business model. The challenges of `managing', and `governance' in a data rich digital environment where people more than computers are the principle data/information source requires radical new approaches. That's why I recommend this book defining MIKE 2.0; it's simultaneously recognizable in its approach to conventional structured data and provides a thoughtful approach to managing the increasing deluge of unstructured information flooding the enterprise. And make sure you read it before your auditors or compliance managers do so!

Has MIKE 2.0 solved all the issues etc etc? No, not yet, but it's proven enough and been deployed with enough references and support to make it well worth thinking about using especially as I don't know an alternative that addresses the issues in such a structured manner."

Lawrence Dubov, Ph.D., Product Director, Master Data Governance, IBM Software Group, Information Management

"This book's value should be evaluated in conjunction with MIKE2.0 methodology (Method for an Integrated Knowledge Development). Even though there is a variety of information management methodologies established on the market, MIKE2.0 is special in a number of aspects. The methodology is available in the public domain and easily accessible over the Internet. Not only information management professionals can readily review and evaluate the methodology, they can also contribute to the content of MIKE2.0. This makes the methodology collaborative, continuously evolving and ultimately more dynamic and comprehensive than proprietary methodologies developed and maintained by companies and organizations

In the past, one of the challenges for a new user of MIKE2.0 was the abundance of information that MIKE2.0 offers. A demand for a concise book summarizing the key concepts of the methodology, its framework and organization was fairly obvious. The information management community has finally obtained this book!

The book is organized in 8 chapters. Chapter 1 introduces the methodology. Chapter 2 describes the implementation phases. In chapter 3 the solution offerings covered by MIKE2.0 are reviewed at a high level. Chapter 4 focuses on some select solutions that include a number of traditional disciplines like information management and relatively new information development areas such as Big Data. Chapter 5 introduces SAFE architecture (Strategic Architecture for the Federated Enterprise). Some supporting and very useful assets and blogs are presented in chapters 6 and 7. Chapter 8 provides some select case studies that illustrate the methodology in action.

A savvy information management professional can quickly familiarize himself or herself with the methodology framework, activities, deliverables, phases and solutions. Despite its breadth, the book is relatively concise and it is written very well. Some chapters, especially discussions on information development history, will be of interest for a broader audiences including college students."

John Mancini, President of, Certified Information Professional, SharePointP and CDIA+

"Information Development Using MIKE2.0 takes the information management discussion a step further by offering real solutions to real-world problems faced by organizations today. Rather than merely address the symptoms of the problem, this book delivers a methodology and framework to improve IM competency that shifts the focus from technology to the people and processes that make it work. I highly recommend this book for my colleagues and community members. From the functional manager to the CEO, it is a must read for anyone who is looking to improve the management of information as it relates to the core of enterprise operations, strategic marketability and organizational mobility."

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