Master Data Management

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Morgan Kaufmann, Jul 28, 2010 - Computers - 304 pages
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The key to a successful MDM initiative isn’t technology or methods, it’s people: the stakeholders in the organization and their complex ownership of the data that the initiative will affect.

Master Data Management equips you with a deeply practical, business-focused way of thinking about MDM—an understanding that will greatly enhance your ability to communicate with stakeholders and win their support. Moreover, it will help you deserve their support: you’ll master all the details involved in planning and executing an MDM project that leads to measurable improvements in business productivity and effectiveness.

* Presents a comprehensive roadmap that you can adapt to any MDM project.
* Emphasizes the critical goal of maintaining and improving data quality.
* Provides guidelines for determining which data to “master.
* Examines special issues relating to master data metadata.
* Considers a range of MDM architectural styles.
* Covers the synchronization of master data across the application infrastructure.
 

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Contents

Preface
xvii
Acknowledgments
xxiii
About the Author
xxv
Master Data and Master Data Management
1
Coordination Stakeholders Requirements and Planning
23
MDM Components and the Maturity Model
43
Data Governance for Master Data Management
67
Data Quality and MDM
87
Data Modeling for MDM
143
MDM Paradigms and Architectures
159
Data Consolidation and Integration
177
Master Data Synchronization
201
MDM and the Functional Services Layer
217
Management Guidance for MDM
237
Bibliography and Suggested Reading
259
Index
261

6 Metadata Management for MDM
105
Identifying Master Metadata and Master Data
129

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About the author (2010)

David Loshin is President of Knowledge Integrity, Inc., a company specializing in data management consulting. The author of numerous books on performance computing and data management, including “Master Data Management" (2008) and “Business Intelligence - The Savvy Manager’s Guide" (2003), and creator of courses and tutorials on all facets of data management best practices, David is often looked to for thought leadership in the information management industry.

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