Data Interoperability Strategy Seminar

This session contains a compressed form of the one day seminar with the outline as below:


1. The Context

  • Integrated Database
  • The Traditional Approach
  • Approach Comparison
  • The Promise of Database
  • Going Database Good “War stories”
  • Database Architecture Classes

2. Data Management Goals

3. Data Interoperability Architecture Components

4. Frameworks and Reference Models

  • The Case for Multiple Frameworks
  • Common Frameworks
  • A Framework for the Knowledge Worker
  • The Metadata Repository: the Framework Integrator
  • Metadata Repository
  • Repository Level-Pairs
  • Bringing It all Together
  • Intersecting Database Projects and Architecture Frameworks

5. Data Management

  • Basic Definitions
  • Data Management Plan Environment
  • Data Management Operational Environment Support
  • Data Management Development/Prototyping Environment Support
  • Data Management Core Models
  • Key Processes within the Environment

6. Community of Interests

7. Classes of Database Projects

8. Data Management Project Management

9. Information Systems Plans (ISP)

10.0 Data Management Workshops

  • Mission, Organization, Function, and Positions
  • Database Domains
  • Database Objects
  • Information Needs
  • Resource Life Cycle Analysis
  • Data Elements
  • Specified Data Model
  • Implemented Data Model
  • Operational Data Models
  • View Data Models
  • Data Modeling Summary
  • Business Information Systems
  • SQL Generation and Application Generation

11. Putting the Metadata Repository to Work

12. Achieving Data Management Goals


Michael M. Gorman has about 40 years experience in data processing, most of which has been focused on database, DBMS, and database projects. Mr. Gorman developed the Whitemarsh database product line which consists of a DBMS and repository selection and evaluation questionnaires, full life cycle database project methodology, Information Systems Planning methodology, project management software including metrics, the metabase CASE/Repository system, a large quantity of courses and workshops for managers, database administrators, and database project personnel.

Mr. Gorman has presented to DAMA 2000-2005 International conferences, to WRAD, and to DAMA chapters in New Jersey, Chicago, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. and also to SHARE/GUIDE. He has also taught for several years at the Washington, D.C. ACM professional seminars. Mr. Gorman has been secretary of the ANSI NCITS H2 Technical Committee on Database for over 25 years. The H2 committee developed the 1986, 1989, 1992, 1999, and 2003 SQL standards.

Mr. Gorman has taught in graduate schools, and guest lectured at universities. His books have been used at University of Texas, Wheeling Jesuit University, The George Washington University, and the University of Maryland.

He has published articles for IDC, Auerbach, Computer World, several ACM journals, and books through Q.E.D. Information Sciences, and John Wiley and Sons. He is the president of Whitemarsh Information Systems Corporation, which provides database focused consulting services, books, courses, workshops, training, methodologies, and upper CASE software tools.

Meeting: Wednesday, May 17, 2006

8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental breakfast; 9:00 Start; Expected finish 12:00

No advance reservations are required.

Location: Join us at The Ontario Club, 5th Floor, Commerce Court South 30 Wellington Street West (Bay and Wellington), Toronto

Membership: Attendance is free for IRMAC members. A guest fee of $30 applies to non-members.


May 17 2006


8:30 am - 12:00 pm


The Ontario Club, 5th Floor, Commerce Court South 30 Wellington Street West (Bay and Wellington), Toronto

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