Steve Hoberman’s Workshops


Start:26 February 2018  @ 8:30 am
End:28 February 2018  @ 4:30 pm


QT Canberra
1 London Circuit
Canberra,  Australia

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It was structured very well with good exercises to help understand new concepts.

-Policy Officer

Great content and speaker. Very useful practical knowledge for my work.

– BI Developer

Quality Presentation Steve is super approachable and excellent at guiding attendees.

-Programme Reporting Manager



The Master Class is a complete data modeling course, containing 3 days of practical techniques for producing conceptual, logical, and physical relational and dimensional and NoSQL data models. After learning the styles and steps in capturing and modeling requirements, you will apply the best practices approach to building and validating data models through the Data Model Scorecard®. You will know not just how to build a data model, but how to create a data model well. Two case studies and many exercises reinforce the material and will enable you to apply these techniques in your current projects.

Top 10 Objectives

  1. Explain data modeling components and identify them on your projects by following a question-driven approach
  2. Demonstrate reading a data model of any size and complexity with the same confidence as reading a book
  3. Validate any data model with key “settings” (scope, abstraction, time frame, function, and format) as well as through the Data Model Scorecard®
  4. Apply requirements elicitation techniques including interviewing, artefact analysis, prototyping, and job shadowing
  5. Build relational and dimensional conceptual and logical data models, and know the tradeoffs on the physical side for both RDBMS and NoSQL solutions
  6. Practice finding structural soundness issues and standards violations
  7. Recognise when to use abstraction and where patterns and industry data models can give us a great head start
  8. Use a series of templates for capturing and validating requirements, and for data profiling
  9. Evaluate definitions for clarity, completeness, and correctness
  10. Leverage the Data Vault and enterprise data model for a successful enterprise architecture

This workshop focussed on the Data Modeling discipline within Data Management concerned with discovering, analysing, and documenting the concepts, relationships, constraints, and operations on data. It created a bridge for the non-technical, who isn’t going to be the one creating the agency-wide data models, having an understanding of the basic concepts help both data analysts and the business achieve the best results from data.

Steve Hoberman’s explains why data modeling is so important to understanding data and application development in his video.

About the Presenter

Steve Hoberman has trained more than 10,000 people in data modeling since 1992. Steve is known for his entertaining and interactive teaching style (watch out for flying candy!), and organizations around the globe have brought Steve in to teach his Data Modeling Master Class, which is recognized as the most comprehensive data modeling course in the industry. Steve is the author of nine books on data modeling, including the bestseller Data Modeling Made Simple. One of Steve’s frequent data modeling consulting assignments is to review data models using his Data Model Scorecard® technique. He is the founder of the Design Challenges group and recipient of the 2012 Data Administration Management Association (DAMA) International Professional Achievement Award.

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