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Program Hands-On FOM

FOM as a method is described completely in the book Fully Communication Oriented Information Modeling, and further elucidated in the accompanying book with exercises and cases. The method is fully supported in conformity with the theory by CaseTalk, the FOM Casetool of BCP Software. FOM is cornerstone of the Information Management Frame. This Frame is described in the book About Facts and Things.

The course Hands-On FOM gives you a whole new view on the difference between a truly conceptual information model and logical data structures. If all is well, these logical data structures are derived straightforwardly from the conceptual information model. And they are only then a solid basis for the various applications for the knowledge workers in an organization, if these knowledge workers have been truly able to validate the conceptual information model. The course teaches you to apply this true quality pursuing approach for application development in practice.

Subjects

Ų Becoming familiar with the origin of and relationship between different methods for data modeling and data structuring, their specific approaches, and problems

Ų Getting to know FOM as modeling method

Ų Gaining an insight in the importance of concrete examples, and how the verbalization of facts, and the classification and qualification of them is done

Ų Getting to know the 'look and feel' of CaseTalk

Ų Learning how to make an elementary IGD

Ų Becoming familiar with semantically equivalent transformations and their consequences for data structuring

Ų Becoming familiar with Unicity Constraints and Totality Constraints

Ų Becoming familiar with the nominalization test and other constraints

Ų Derivation of a relational schema

Ų Test running on a complete modeling project

Ų Getting to know Specialization, Generalization, Recursion, and other communication constructs

Ų And practicing a lot in all these matters

For whom

Ų Business Experts and Information Analysts

Ų Knowledge workers in an organization, who would like to be able again to exert genuine influence on the development of the applications that they need to do their work

Teachers

Peter Alons is a self-employed senior advisor at PAlCon, and has been involved for over 25 years in BI- and DWH-projects at the Dutch Railways, KLM-Air France, Rabobank, ABN-AMRO, Erasmus Medical Center, and Generali insurance group. In these projects he has been active as advisor, method coach, information analyst, and quality-assurance auditor. In collaboration with others he developed the Information Management Frame, and applied it successfully in his projects. He gives presentations, workshops, and lectures on FOM, Information Management, Data Warehousing, and Information Quality Management at various customers and Universities in The Netherlands. He is the author of the book About Facts and Things.

Rob Arntz is consultant at i-Refact and has been involved for over 15 years in BI- and DWH-projects at ABN-AMRO, Rabobank, and the Dutch Council for the Administration of Justice. In these projects he has been active as information analyst, ETL-expert and DWH-consultant. He has been actively involved in developing the Information Management Frame and the application of it. He gives presentations, workshops, and lectures on FOM, Information Management, and Data Warehousing both internally as with customers. He is co-author of the book Fully Communication Oriented Information Modeling, exercises and cases.

Literature

Ų The book Fact Oriented Modeling (with FCO-IM), Jan Pieter Zwart, Marco Engelbart, Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, Technics Publications, ISBN 978-1-63462-086-4.

Ų The book Volledig Communicatiegeoriėnteerde Informatiemodellering, Guido Bakema, Jan Pieter Zwart, Harm van der Lek, tenHagenStam, ISBN 90-267-2316-4. In electronic form.

Ų The book Volledig Communicatiegeoriėnteerde Informatiemodellering, opgaven en casussen, Marco Engelbart, Rob Arntz, Jorg Janssen, tenHagenStam, ISBN 90-440-0314-3.

Ų About Facts and Things, Peter Alons, Brave New Books, ISBN 97-894-0211-4485.

Ų Pdf’s of the PowerPoint presentations.

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