Best Practices: Master Data Management methodology

MDM MethodologyDatabase Architechs is and has always been a database and data architecture based consulting firm. For over 17 years, we have been delivering hundreds of database design, data architecture, high availability, and performance and tuning engagements to customers around the globe. Our customers have included companies such as Intel, Cisco Systems, Apple Computers, Charles Schwab, to name a few.

Several years ago, we further developed an emerging expertise area around Master Data Management of a company’s critical data categories such as Customer, Product, and others. We have tailored a service offering around MDM and have developed a Master Data Management (MDM) step-by-step methodology. This methodology has been successfully utilized for a few fortune 1000 companies now and has been presented at international conferences such as the MDM Summit and Oracle’s Open World.

Today, we would like to share this methodology and expertise with you.
Please check out the slide deck available on our website.

Several key patterns, practical approaches, and essential artifacts become apparent as MDM solutions are sized up and built. The discovery session consolidates these ideas and techniques into a visual MDM methodology that can be repeated by your organization.

The focus will be on how MDM fits into the overall data architecture of an organization, takes you through the different mastering techniques, introduces a very visual formal step-by-step MDM methodology that breaks down the essential areas of activity you will have to engage in to be successful for any MDM effort.

You will be exposed to:

  1. Applying a hybrid Customer/Party data model across a repeatable MDM methodology
  2. Introducing a participation model (for spokes & hub) & broader architectural MDM considerations
  3. Identifying & managing MDM-related artifacts