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Starting with More than a Blank Page: Using an Industry Standard Data Model
Have you ever considered using pre-existing pattern models to jump start your database projects? Have you considered purchasing proprietary models? Did you know that there are hundreds of models available to you for free or for minimal cost? In this presentation, Karen discusses some of the benefits and gotchas of working with acquired models - industry standard models, patterns, and other universal model concepts. This session includes topics such as: * The costs, benefits, and risks of working with industry standard data models * The benefits of using industry standards in your package acquisition projects * Choosing the right process * Myths in working with pattern models * 10 Tips for successfully working with third party models * What you should know before committing to project plans and estimates * Lessons Learned * Resources
Sr. Project Manager and Architect
Karen López is a Sr. Project Manager and Architect for InfoAdvisors, a Toronto-based consulting firm. Karen is a frequent speaker at conferences and local user groups. She has 20+ years of experience in project and data management on large, multi-project programs. Karen specializes in the practical application of data management principles. She is a Data Management Association (DAMA) Advisory Board Member and chronic volunteer with industry professional societies.
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