The Quest for Business Understanding
Section I: Rationale and Planning
1. What is Business Metadata
a. What is Metadata?
i. A brief history of metadata
ii. Types of Metadata
3. Structured versus Unstructured MD
b. What is Business MD?
i. Some examples and usage
c. When does data become MD?
d. Who are the users of business metadata?
e. A grid of metadata
f. Business metadata and reference files
2. The Value and Benefits of Business Metadata
a. Metadata Provides Context:
i. Example: the number "42"
ii. The road sign analogy
iii. The library card catalog analogy
b. Business Metadata Provides Historical Perspective
c. Contextual Benefits in Analytical Processing
i. Simple Reports
ii. Drill Downs
iii. Exception Reporting
iv. Heuristic Analysis
v. KPI Analysis
vi. Multivariate Analysis
vii. Pattern Analysis
d. Hidden MD
e. The Information Supply Chain
i. The Business Feedback Loop
3. Who is responsible for Business Metadata?
a. Who Has the Most to Gain from Business Metadata?
b. Stewardship versus Ownership
c. Business versus Technical Ownership
d. Is Stewardship of Business Metadata any different?
i. Data Stewardship
ii. Metadata Stewardship
iii. Business Metadata Stewardship
e. Stewardship Challenges
f. Why should MD be funded? (Bill)
i. How and why should business metadata be funded
1. The business