Course curriculum

  • 2

    What is a Data Dictionary and why have one

    • What is a Data Dictionary?

    • A Data Dictionary is not....

    • Exercise - Data dictionary content

    • Why have a Data Dictionary?

    • The format of a Data Dictionary

    • Exercise - Data dictionary formats

  • 3

    Contents of a Data Dictionary

    • Typical content of a Data Dictionary

    • Entities

    • Exercise - Entities

    • Definitions

    • Data formats

    • Allowable values

    • Attributes

    • Exercise - Attributes

    • Measurement rules

    • Units of Measure

    • Images

    • Breakdown structures

    • Exercise - Breakdown structures

    • Data access

  • 4

    Building a Data Dictionary

    • Overview of the process

    • Define the scope

    • High level overview

    • Data models

    • Exercise - Data models

    • Structure

    • Storage and presentation

    • Data specifications

    • Other content

    • Example Data Dictionary entry

    • Exercise - What's in your Data Dictionary?

  • 5

    Managing a Data Dictionary

    • Introduction

    • Business as Usual

    • Data Dictionary ownership

    • Data Dictionary platforms

    • Communication and awareness

    • Change management

    • Other things to consider

    • Exercise - Managing a data dictionary

    • Recap

    • Downloads