Information Architecture with Graham McLeod

Techniques and Deliverables of Information Architecture

Information Architecture is a vital discipline to build the ability in a business to manage operational data, maintain security and privacy, derive business insights and transform digitally. It is vital to quality and integrity of information which are cornerstones of business effectiveness, efficiency and competitiveness.


Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of the course, you will be equipped to perform as an information architect. Specifically you will be able to:

  • Get Business and Technical People on the same page
  • Lay a Foundation for Data Management and Exploitation
  • Build a solid Data Architecture and supporting infrastructure
  • Hone your Modelling Skills

Course dates for 2022

  • 30 May - 3 June 2022 UK Time: 8am to 4.30 pm | Online | 4 Days

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Course Syllabus

The course coverage includes, inter alia:

  • Data Management Maturity Assessment
  • Conceptual / Domain modeling
  • Logical Data Modeling
  • Class & Entity Modeling
  • Industry Reference Models/Frameworks
  • Relational Modeling
  • Semantic Modeling and introduction to semantic technologies
  • Business Intelligence
  • Meta Data
  • Data Management
  • Information Security and Privacy
  • Big Data
  • Evolving Data Technologies including: NoSQL, Graph Databases, In-Memory stores, Free Text handling
  • Visualisation (e.g. Data Driven Documents (D3))

In-House Training

This course can be tailored and delivered privately to your team
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Approach

The course provides a set of techniques which assist the information architect in understanding the context, the challenges, the opportunities, the risks and the strategic options of an enterprise’s use and exploitation of data and fashioning a coherent architecture and plan to realise the organisation’s vision with respect to data, information and knowledge.
Rich use of examples and selected short videos stimulate delegates to think beyond the norm and out of the box. We will tap delegates into sources of information for ongoing enrichment as well.

The course is presented online but live, via Zoom with interactive video, discussion and breakaway groups. Case study work in small teams allows delegates to perform analysis and devise architectures and strategies. Teams compete and learn from each other before experiencing another facet of the challenge. Delegates will be provided with high quality notes and links to media and references to pursue further investigation.


Who Should Attend

The course is intended for anyone who wants to become competent as an Information Architect or who operates in a role where these skills are valuable. Typical attendees have previously been

  • Data and Information Architects
  • Enterprise Architects who have a role with respect to data
  • Business Intelligence and Data Science practitioners
  • Analysts required to do data modelling and to define requirements for data, information and knowledge
  • Knowledge Managers / Architects / Designers
  • Senior Data Managers / Business Owners who set policy with respect to data and its use
  • Database Administrators

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites, but it is recommended that students have prior experience of data and information work. Exposure to data and information modelling would be an advantage.


Comments from Past Attendees

  • “Good coverage of conceptual and logical modeling.”
  • “Semantic Technologies and Open Data were mind blowing. Lots of commercial potential.”
  • “I am from a relational background. Now I get what the No-SQL movement is about.”
  • “Domain modeling provides great easy technique to understand data at a business level.”
  • “Liked the coverage of big data and visualization.”
  • “I previously battled to get training to feel competent as an information architect. This has really helped!”
  • “Meta data importance came home to me.”
Delivery: Online (live)
Level: Expert
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What is included:
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