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Org Change

Master Data Management Best Practice #3 – Emphasize the Organizational Change Management Aspects

Addressing the organizational change aspects of master data management (MDM) and data governance initiatives is critical to their success. Outside perspective can be very helpful here. As I discussed in a recent article, “Org. Change and Data Governance”, organizational change management – as an applied discipline – is used far too rarely on MDM projects. […]

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Executive Sponsor

Master Data Management Best Practice #2 – Active, Involved Executive Sponsorship

MDM and data governance projects need strong executive sponsorship, more so than most projects involving technology. To champion a change (towards managing master data as a true corporate asset) is going to mean significant cultural disruption. In most companies, that type of change is best driven “top down”. Don’t try to start until this is […]

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Pain Here

Master Data Management Best Practice #1 – Start with the Need, Pain or Problem (Not “The Solution”)

The topic of “best practices in MDM and data governance” is one that I’ve been writing and speaking about for several years. I wrote an earlier article on this in October 2007, and it’s proven to be one of the most popular articles on this blog, with more than 4,500 views to date. I’ve spoken […]

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New Article by Dan Power in Information Management

I’ve written an article for the most recent edition of Information Management magazine titled “How to Be an MDM Process Owner”. Here’s an except: “I’ve been an MDM evangelist since 2004 and have worked with a lot of people either becoming MDM process owners or helping shape another person within their company into one. Here […]

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Hey New York, Wish I Was There!

Until now, I’d only missed three of the MDM Summit conferences in the U.S. run by Aaron Zornes and SourceMedia since they first started: August ’09 in San Francisco, December ’09 in New York and June ’10 in San Francisco. Prior to those three conferences, I went to eight in a row, and spoke at […]

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My Take on Oracle OpenWorld 2010

I’m flying home today from Oracle OpenWorld 2010, which I enjoyed enormously, as usual. Beyond the “old home week” aspect of it – seeing old friends, who for some reason I only seem to see at the Oracle Applications Users Group COLLABORATE conference in the spring or at Oracle OpenWorld in the fall – there […]

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Speaking at Oracle OpenWorld

I’m really looking forward to speaking at the upcoming Oracle OpenWorld conference. I’ve been attending OpenWorld since 2004, and my talk at it last year was a big hit.  David Butler from Oracle, who manages the MDM track at OpenWorld, said I was their “cleanup hitter” last year and that I “hit a home run […]

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Call for Papers for MDM Track at OAUG COLLABORATE 2011

I’ve been involved in the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) since 1995, and have been a member of the OAUG Education Committee for several years now. The Education Committee is starting to plan next April’s COLLABORATE 11 Conference, and I’m managing the “Master Data Management” track. Together with the Special Interest Group (SIG) coordinators for the Customer […]

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What I Learned on My Summer Vacation

What I Learned on My Summer Vacation

I recently got back from my summer vacation, a 16-day, 300-mile sailing trip with my wife and two boys.  We co-organized the trip for 15 boats, all members of the Blue Water Sailing Club.  We went from the Boston area, through the Cape Cod Canal, down Buzzards Bay to Rhode Island Sound, spending four days […]

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Multiple Siperian Openings

A specialized professional services firm is looking for several experienced people for the following positions: Responsible for configuration of Siperian Hub, BDD and HM Develop logical and physical data model Develop Siperian design specifications Configure Siperian MRM/HM/BDD to meet requirements If you’re interested, please contact Dan Power at http://www.hubdesigns.com/contact_us.html, and we’ll forward your message to […]

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Data Profiling For All The Right Reasons, Part 5

The Hub Designs Blog welcomes the final installment of this great series by Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence. Part 5: The Profiling Payoff This is the final part of a five-part series, describing how data […]

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Data Profiling For All The Right Reasons, Part 4

The Hub Designs Blog welcomes Part 4 of this series by Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence. Part 4: Profiling Relationships and Patterns This is part four of a five-part series describing how data profiling assists […]

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Data Profiling For All The Right Reasons, Part 3

The Hub Designs Blog welcomes Part 3 of this series by Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence. Part 3: Attribute-Level Analyses This is part three of a five-part series on data profiling. In Part One, we […]

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Data Profiling For All The Right Reasons, Part 2

The Hub Designs Blog welcomes Part 2 of this series by Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence. Part 2: Profiling the Basics This discussion is the second of a five-part series on data profiling. In Part […]

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Data Profiling For All The Right Reasons, Part 1

The Hub Designs Blog welcomes a guest post by Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence. Part 1: The Psychology of Data Profiling Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung founded the Analytical School of Psychology. His word association […]

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Data Governance: The People Make It Real

I was talking with a potential client the other day about their master data management program and how they’ve structured their data governance initiative.  This company really seems to have gotten it right.  They’ve put together a data governance framework that makes sense, and they’ve made some good technology choices along the way as well. […]

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Orchestra Networks Webinar Replay

Yesterday, I attended a great webinar hosted by Orchestra Networks and Michelin. I found it full of good insights into how Michelin has deployed proactive data governance with real benefits to the business. To view the webinar replay and download the presentations, just register at http://www.orchestranetworks.com/webinar-master-data-governance-michelin.html.  And if you have any questions, please contact info@orchestranetworks.com. […]

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Building MDM-Powered Solutions with Initiate Composer

Earlier this week, I saw a demo of Initiate’s new Composer product, and was impressed. Composer, announced in March and scheduled for release in June, will be available to all existing Initiate customers. Initiate Composer is a framework for building MDM-powered solutions on top of the company’s MDM hub, which is called Initiate Master Data […]

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Why I Enjoy MDM So Much

I was reading a very good article on a blog called Presentation Zen called The Importance of Starting from Why. The article describes a TED talk by a leadership expert and author named Simon Sinek.  In his talk, which I encourage you to watch yourself, he talks about the importance of understanding the “Why” of […]

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MIKE2.0

MIKE2.0 (Method for an Integrated Knowledge Environment) is an Open Source methodology for Enterprise Information Management. I first became familiar with it in 2009. MIKE2.0 provides a lot of “thought capital” for practitioners in the areas of enterprise architecture, master data management, and data governance. While it was (at that time, at least) too incomplete […]

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Recent eLearning Curve Webinar

Hub Designs recently hosted a 30 minute webinar on “Best Practices in MDM and Data Governance with Dan Power”, in concert with our friends at eLearning Curve and Information Management magazine. To download the replay of the webinar (with audio), please go to http://bit.ly/hub-designs-webinar.  To download just the slides, please go to http://bit.ly/mdm-best-practices and click […]

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When Data Governance Turns Bureaucratic

How Data Governance Police Can Constrain the Value of Your Multidomain Master Data Management Initiative (this appeared as a guest post on Informatica’s blog on Friday, April 30 2010) I published a white paper last year, entitled “When Data Governance Turns Bureaucratic,” that looked at how reactive data governance was preventing organizations from realizing the […]

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Upcoming Hub Designs Webinar

Hub Designs is hosting a complimentary webinar on “Best Practices in MDM and Data Governance with Dan Power” in concert with our friends at eLearning Curve and Information Management magazine. The webinar will be held on Friday, May 21, 2010, at 12:00 pm EDT (9:00 am PDT). Topics will include: helping you better understand master data […]

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Oracle’s MDM Strategy and Roadmap

At the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) COLLABORATE 2010 conference this week, I attended a session by Pascal Laik, Oracle’s VP of Master Data Management Strategy. He started out by talking about several Oracle MDM customers, their success stories and their return on investment, across drivers like growth, efficiency, improved IT agility, and compliance. Pascal […]

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Our Booth at the Gartner MDM Summit

Hub Designs was a Silver sponsor at the Gartner MDM Summit 2010. Here’s the new, 3-minute video we produced to describe what Hub Designs does as an consulting firm focused specifically on MDM: Great New White Paper and Other Collateral Available at Our Booth At the event, we announced with Equifax a new product that integrates […]

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Hub Designs and Equifax Introduce Oracle Integration Solution

Today, at the Gartner Master Data Management Summit in Las Vegas, Hub Designs and Equifax jointly announced a new product, Hub Designs Equifax Integration for Oracle, bringing the power of Equifax Commercial Information Solutions data to the Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Customer Data Hub platforms. The solution smoothly integrates Equifax data into Release 12 of […]

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Informatica Analyst Briefing

Arvind Parthasarathi, Ken Hoang and Ravi Shankar from Informatica were kind enough recently to give me a detailed briefing on Informatica’s master data management (MDM) strategy after its acquisition of Siperian. First, there’s no doubt this was a game-changing move, for both Siperian and for Informatica. With over 4,000 Informatica installed base customers to leverage, […]

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Hub Designs at Gartner MDM Summit

We’re in the final stages of getting ready for the Gartner MDM Summit at this point.  It will be held on April 14-16, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. This will be our third time at this event, and our second as an exhibitor. Last October, we exhibited as a Kiosk […]

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Answering Questions from LinkedIn

I got a good question via LinkedIn the other day, so I thought I’d answer it here: Dear Dan, I am a database architect but I am new to MDM and data governance, and I’m very interested in this area. Can you please suggest where to start? I’ve found some information on the web (sometimes […]

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AMB Releases Community Edition

Hub Designs has been a partner of AMB, a provider of information governance, quality and discovery software, since November 2008. Now AMB is launching an open source version of its Information Governance Suite, called the Community Edition. AMB delivers tools to facilitate real time governance, and is now extending its reach as one of the first […]

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And Then There Were Five

The landscape of the MDM hub vendors has shifted quite a bit in the last month. Siperian has been acquired by Informatica, and Initiate Systems has been acquired by IBM. What does this mean for the average Fortune 1000 company buying MDM technology? Not as much as you might think. On the mega-vendor side, they’ve […]

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Long Live MDM

Editor’s Note: Today’s post was written by Jeff Schaffzin. Jeff is an independent consultant with over 15 years of experience in high tech. He’s worked with a number of leading software vendors in roles such as product marketing, professional services and information technology. Specializing in data management, Jeff has spent the last three years focusing […]

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Data Profiling For All The Right Reasons, Part 5

The Hub Designs Blog welcomes the final installment of this great series by Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence. Part 5: The Profiling Payoff This is the final part of a five-part series, describing how data […]

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