Category Archives for "Modelling"

Modelling for Master Data Management: Expert interview with John Owens

Master Data Management (MDM) has rapidly become one of the most in-demand skills within the data management industry.

One of the core skills that practitioners require to deliver MDM is the ability to construct and manage a variety of data and functional models.

To help members understand the techniques involved I recently interviewed international modelling expert John Owens of Integrated Modeling Method.

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Know Your Data! Data Modelling tips from William Sharp

In this guest post William Sharp of The Data Quality Chronicle provides some practical advice for leveraging data modelling at the outset of a data quality activity. In today’s world of increasing feature sets it is easy to become bedazzled by the latest instalment of new functionality. Data quality software is no different than other enterprise applications […]

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1 Business Systems Modelling: Function Modelling (Tutorial 1) by John Owens

It may come as no surprise to many that when we find defective data we often find poorly designed business functions. To create long-term data quality health it is imperative that every business understands the functions it should be performing as opposed to the functions and processes it is currently delivering. Our aim with this tutorial series […]

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Business Systems Modelling: Data Structure Modelling (Tutorial 2) by John Owens

A poorly designed data model can cause major data quality issues when the final information system is launched. In the second part of his expert modelling series, John Owens provides another detailed tutorial that explains the core techniques of effective data structure modelling as found in his Integrated Modelling Method (IMM). If you missed the first tutorial, check […]

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Necessity of Conceptual Data Modeling for Information Quality by Pete Stiglich

The ability to correctly identify the business entities and the way we want to model those relationships is pivotal to good information quality. Most organisations opt for physical modeling and create application specific schemas that often lack the high-level vision for how the business really needs to utilise its data.

In this post, senior consultant at EWSolutions, Pete Stiglich, presents an excellent account of the importance of Conceptual Data Modeling on ensuring information quality.

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Integrated Modelling Method: An Introduction with John Owens


In this post we speak to John Owens, the creator of the Integrated Modelling Method (IMM), a framework that combines all the modelling techniques that are so often lacking in organisations that are looking to improve data quality.

We recently caught up with John to find out more about his distinctive approach to modelling and how it can provide benefits to our goals of high quality information.

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