About this course
Discover all you need to know and do to implement an award-winning Business Glossary or improve the one you have. Welcome to the Business Glossary Course!
Introduction to the Business Glossary, other artifacts such as the Data Dictionary and Data Catalog, and the relationship between them.
Definition of a Business Glossary
Common synonyms that the Business Glossary can also go by.
How is a Business Glossary different from a Business Dictionary and why they are not the same thing.
Looking at and understanding what a Data Dictionary is.
Looking at and understanding what a Data Catalog is along with its relationship to a Data Dictionary and Business Glossary.
Main difference between a Business Glossary, Data Dictionary, and a Data Catalog
Summary of the basic concepts
The benefits, reasons, and advantages brought by implementing a business glossary or improving the one you have.
The main six advantages and benefits that a Business Glossary brings.
All you need to know about developing a business case, securing a sponsor, and potential funding models.
What a Business Case is and why one is needed. Business Case document TEMPLATES included.
What information to fill out to kick-start the Business Glossary project.
How to fill-out the problem and opportunity section and describe the current situation.
Deciding what the deliverables of the project are as well as the objectives & benefits.
Showing how the Business Glossary project ties in to the company's strategy and outlining the scope of the project.
Outlining the project team and what to add to the project plan at a high level.
The cost & benefit analysis.
What quantitative and qualitative metrics you should add in the Business Case. Plus a quick recap of the filled out document.
Free online resources to learn even more about constructing a solid Business Case
A slide deck for your Business Case pitch.
The 3 areas and ways you can get funding from.
Determining the attributes, naming and definitions guidelines, and maintenance process.
The research that went into these best practices.
What your terms and definitions need to abide by at a high level.
Best practices when naming a term
Things to avoid when naming a term.
Best practices on how to construct a definition.
A quick exercise in identifying the issues with unpolished term names and definitions.
A quick summary of best practices.
It's time to put those best practices to good use and start filling your Business Glossary with content. Where do you start? Let's look at the potential sources for identifying any available and future content.
Recommendations on how to use out-of-the-box and custom developed reports to extract terms and definitions for your Business Glossary.
Recommendations on how and why to use data models to extract terms and definitions for your Business Glossary.
Recommendations on how to use data dictionaries and schemas to get content for your Business Glossary.
Advice and examples on how authority organizations and the content they offer could help you create better content.
Recommendations on tapping into employees and colleagues to draw out content for your Business Glossary.
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