Master Data Management (MDM) has grown greatly in prominence over the past decade. Yet success with it is not easy. One of the major challenges in MDM is business rules management, because rules-based approaches appear at many different points. This presentation examines the special needs of MDM in terms of business rules, from checking for data quality, to enforcing trust and survivorship, to auditing data flows. The different types of rules and their different functions with typical MDM are examined. The governance requirements of the rules are also explored, particularly in the context of evolving business environments that can easily disrupt MDM. The distribution of rules sets in the segregated environments of master data production and master data distribution are also considered. Attendees will learn:
The different roles that business rules play in MDM environments
How the rules can be developed and governed
Strategies for the execution of the rules
Rule metadata management and repository structure
ABOUT THE SPEAKER(s):
Malcolm Chisholm has over 25 years of experience in information technology, and is an internationally recognized expert in data management. He specializes in metadata management, data governance, master data management, business rules management, and database design. Malcolm has experience in a variety of sectors both in North America and Europe. He has recently completed the book Definitions in Information Management, and has previously published the books Managing Reference Data in Enterprise Databases and How to Build a Business Rules Engine. Malcolm holds an M.A. from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol.