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Our services include courses on Business Intelligence, Information Management and Information Quality. There is a strong relationship between the various courses, based on the approach of the Information Management Frame (IMF) and achieving the required Information Quality (IQ). Before each course we will discuss the objectives with you, if so desired. Especially in the course Advanced FOM there is a fair amount of freedom in the contents, which may be determined by specific issues that are encountered by you or your employees in the design of appropriate information models. Our course material comprises the following courses:

Hands-On FOM
How do we guarantee appropriate Information Product Specifications based on tailor-made information models? This can be done with ‘Fact Oriented Modeling’ (FOM) thanks to complete validation of the information models by the domain experts involved. FOM is essentially the same as and just an easier name for FCO-IM (‘Fully Communication Oriented Information Modeling’). In four days the participants will be initiated in this powerful - truly conceptual - modeling technique, in which an information model is created by means of a precise verbalization of concrete examples in the natural language of the end customers themselves. An FOM information model is actually a set of concrete facts, verbalized in the language of the company knowledge workers, which enables direct validation by them at any time in the process. An approach based on FOM is valuable both in classic OLTP database projects and in BI-projects, in which information from many different sources and environments has to be interrelated in a correct way.
This course is given in collaboration with Rob Arntz (i-refact). By clicking the course name you will find information on the contents, program, scheduling, and costs of this course, and the opportunity to register.

Average evaluation:    Contents 8.6 / Teachers 9.1 ¿

Hands-On IMF
What is the Information Management Frame (IMF) and how do we use it to produce a correct Information Product Specification with the required quality? The Information Management Frame is a framework into which a good approach for information analysis, information modeling, information delivery, and the required metadata management for that can be engrafted.
The course consists of two parts, which can also be followed and asked for independently of each other.
In the first part the participants will learn, how an effective Information Product Specification can be produced in three phases, starting from an efficacious information analysis. This Information Product Specification consists of a 'Corporate Fact Base' from which all environments for the desired information delivery can be built and loaded with well-defined, algorithmic transformations in a fully automated factory.
In the second part the participants will learn, how the required information models for all desired information-delivery environments can be maintained effectively and efficiently with maximally automated metadata-management and prototyping.
This course is given in collaboration with Rob Arntz (i-Refact). By clicking the course name you will find information on the contents, program, scheduling, and costs of this course, and the opportunity to register.

Average evaluation:    Contents 8.2 / Teachers 8.3 ¿

Advanced FOM
How do I get a tailor-made Information Product Specification in practical situations that are very complex? The formal theory and practice of FOM is dealt with in the course Hands-On FOM. In some information-delivery projects, in which information from many different sources and environments has to be interrelated in a correct way, a information modeler may encounter situations showing unusual patterns, which still have to be solved with FOM. Fortunately, this is always possible. In two to three days, seasoned participants will learn how such intricate modeling tasks can be brought to a happy conclusion.
This course is given in collaboration with Rob Arntz (i-refact).

Average evaluation:    Contents 8.5 / Teachers 9.3 ¿

Dimensional Modeling
In his two books The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit and The Data Warehouse Toolkit Ralph Kimball has set forth a method for setting up star models: models that are appropriate for building BI-reports and BI-queries.
Are you familiar with the basic principles of his Dimensional Modeling approach, and do you want to be tried and tested in the modern applications of it? Then we highly recommend the three-day course Dimensional Modeling for Datawarehouses by Harm vander Lek, the most prominent expert in this area, to you.¿

Tailor-made BI
Is an in-depth course on Dimensional Modeling as yet a wee bit too far for you, and do you want to - together with some colleagues - just catch up on the most important aspects of BI, what Dimensional Modeling has to do with this, which processes are needed for that in the BI 'Front room' and 'Back room' of a Data Warehouse, and yes, even what the role of Information Governance is in all of that? Then you can ask us for a tailor-made orientation course. In four days at maximum, we will make you, according to your needs and through to-the-point exercises, familiar with all ins and outs of Information Governance, BI, and Dimensional Modeling, and how everything fits in into the Information Management Frame.
This course is given in collaboration with Rob Arntz (i-refact). By clicking the course name you will find information on the contents, program, scheduling, and costs of this course, and the opportunity to register.

Average evaluation:    Contents 8.5 / Teachers 8.8 ¿

Hands-On IQ
Poor quality of the information you produce and deliver to end customers may have devastating consequences for your company, the society, and the world, and lead to unnecessary disasters and demises. In a tailor-made course we can introduce you to the fundamental principles of Information Quality and give clear guidance for starting up and executing appropriate improvement programs for Information Quality Management.
This course is given in collaboration with Rob Arntz (i-refact). By clicking the course name you will find information on the contents, program, scheduling, and costs of this course, and the opportunity to register.

Average evaluation:    Contents 8.2 / Teachers 9.1 ¿

Tailor-made course
Beside the courses above, you can ask us for a tailor-made course on specific topics in Information Management, Information Quality, Information Modeling and Information Governance. We will gladly make you an appropriate offer for this.¿

 

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