Tag Archives: Facing Maturity
Aug 14, 2012 by Joyce Norris-Montanari
Mastering your enterprise data isn’t just about an IT solution to consolidate and integrate corporate data (or subject areas-customer, product, human resources, etc.) into a repository that can be used for the enterprise applications. It is also about the mentality and readiness to manage the data environment. I have had the opportunity to visit with companies that have decentralized…
Apr 09, 2012 by Joyce Norris-Montanari
We have fires up here in the foothills of Colorado early this year. This has been the driest March on record for Colorado. Usually, we get 2-3 feet of snow in March, as well as another good storm in April. So, I opted to stay home with the dogs today. Yesterday evening I got a reverse 911 for a mandatory evacuation. Our area evacuation was cancelled an hour later (Yeah), but needless to say, I didn’t sleep so well last night.
Apr 03, 2012 by Joyce Norris-Montanari
Times are changing again. Some of my friends are doing the semi-retiring thing, some are totally retiring, and some are just changing jobs. I am seeing movement in the industry for specific Information Technology (IT) positions. Especially, positions surrounding data modeling, data integration, data management, master data management, and data warehousing. For those of us that are being left behind, make sure you understand the following:
Feb 27, 2012 by Joyce Norris-Montanari
A friend of mine, in her new position, has discovered that the database design for the data warehouse is just not that easy to use. So, she called me and asked, “Joyce, how do I tell them their baby is ugly?” After I burst out laughing for a few minutes, I asked her exactly what was not working for her. Listed below are her issues with the current data warehouse:
Feb 21, 2012 by Joyce Norris-Montanari
Now that my friend is embedded in his new job, the big question is – HOW DO WE EFFECTIVELY CHANGE THE EXISTING WAY OF DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION? In the last few blogs, we talked about not shaking the baby, making love not war with the people and the design. So, now we want to make some effective changes that can add value to processing and meaningful design. How do we do that?
Feb 13, 2012 by Joyce Norris-Montanari
My last couple of blogs talked about coming into a new environment where they may not do everything the way you have in the past. I forgot to take my own advice, and I took on a battle for one of my projects. I know better – REALLY! However, the design was such a text book case of setting up the project to fail that I couldn’t keep my mouth shut. Here is the scenario: the MDM project seems to be taking on data for the enterprise that I would never consider MASTER DATA. Here are the questions I usually ask:
Jan 30, 2012 by Joyce Norris-Montanari
In my last blog I wrote about coming into a new environment and facing the fact that things may not be designed and implemented exactly the way you would have done the implementation. I guess when people say, “We are making friends and influencing people,” it really is true. It is extremely important that you don’t upset the apple cart (immediately), and tactfully ease you way into that environment.
Jan 23, 2012 by Joyce Norris-Montanari
NOT ME! NEVER ME! I refuse to get old! For those of you who know me, you know that maturity is definitely not one of my strong points – especially when there is liquor involved! But what about when you are faced with someone else’s design and implementation? Let’s say in a data warehousing or master data environment. This could be a new customer or a new contract assignment, and you really don’t want to make them mad at you on day one. You may encounter things like: