Information Development using
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a wiki for information and data management professionals. It
established in 2006 and has been adopted by businesses and government
departments around the world
complement the website, Andreas Rindler, Sean McClowry, Robert Hillard
and Sven Mueller have assembled some of the most used elements of
MIKE2.0 into a handy guide: Information-Development using MIKE2.0
(Motion Publishing 2013). The book is aimed at anyone who is
tackling a project that incorporates complex or impactful
information. It doesn’t matter whether information is at the
core, for example as with a data warehouse, or if it is something that
needs to be engineered into the solution, such as with an ERP.
information has been around since the dawn of time, humans have only in
the past few thousand years managed to accumulate it in such large
quantities that it needed management. And we accelerated that
accumulation beyond anything imaginable just a few decades ago.
these pioneering years, many people came to the Information Management
challenge from different angles. There are those who built
early database systems, those who came from traditional library science
disciplines and there are those record managers responsible for
This is where MIKE2.0 comes in. Born
of a need for consistent terminology, it has grown to provide a common
method, architecture and techniques. In its early days there
an enormous temptation to seek a mandate a standard, but the community
has recognised that the most successful techniques win their place in
common use through their inherent usefulness rather than seeking a
mandate of authority.
After introducing the concepts behind
MIKE2.0, the book provides a comprehensive implementation guide which
runs through five phases of the iterative methodology that sits at the
core of MIKE2.0. Any project team will be well equipped to
their project after drawing on this material.
more than a methodology and the book goes on to introduce the SAFE
architecture, a capability framework that is applicable to every
organisation. SAFE (Strategic Architecture for the Federated
Enterprise) helps align disparate vendors, projects, business rules and
models across complex enterprises.
As a wiki, the MIKE2.0 site
has grown to have over a thousand useful articles contributed from
professionals around the world. The guide has tried to pick
of the most referenced of these and included them throughout the
book. For instance, it includes techniques for valuing
information, picking the right metrics for governance, using a packaged
data model and creating a knowledge “market”.
A book can only
ever be a static resource, even if it is periodically
can, however, serve to help educate and then aid the navigation of the
larger body of knowledge that is MIKE2.0. The authors have
passionate advocates of a common approach and collaboration in
information management and will regard this book as a success if it
helps the website continue as successfully as it has done since 2006.
In 2006, Robert Hillard was a co-founder of the
MIKE2.0 open approach to information management.
"Information Development Using
MIKE2.0 takes the information management discussion a step further by
offering real solutions to real-world problems faced by organizations
today. Rather than merely address the symptoms of the problem, this
book delivers a methodology and framework to improve IM competency that
shifts the focus from technology to the people and processes that make
it work. I highly recommend this book for my colleagues and community
members. From the functional manager to the CEO, it is a must read for
anyone who is looking to improve the management of information as it
relates to the core of enterprise operations, strategic marketability
and organizational mobility."
"A savvy information management
professional can quickly familiarize himself or herself with the
methodology framework, activities, deliverables, phases and solutions.
Despite its breadth, the book is relatively concise and it is written
very well. Some chapters, especially discussions on information
development history, will be of interest for a broader audiences
including college students.".