Business Taxonomy Design and Development

Venue: Visconti Palace Hotel

Location: Rome, Italy

Event Date/Time: Oct 30, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 31, 2008
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This two-day seminar will focus on information categorization using Business Taxonomies. Today’s Business users work with a range of Portals, Document Management systems, and Content Management tools designed to provide access to information. However, that information is of little value if users can’t find what they need. Business Taxonomies can provide solutions to an organization’s Knowledge Management challenges. This seminar will focus on the design and management of Business Taxonomies for the storage of information within these systems, as well as for the overall findability through search and browse of the information your end users seek. The seminar will also discuss how consistently applied Taxonomy and Metadata schemes may be used for system interoperability and advanced navigation such as faceted browsing.
This seminar will also identify the major barriers to successfully implementing a Business Taxonomy and will cover Taxonomy Best Practices, Case Studies, and implementation methodologies. The seminar will also focus on Metadata strategy and design, offering additional faceting and flexibility for today’s systems. In addition, this workshop will define the keys to successful Knowledge Management governance to ensure that all your organization’s efforts are conducted in a consistent and sustainable manner. Finally, the seminar will detail a methodology for designing your own organization’s Business Taxonomy and will give hands-on examples of Taxonomy workshop exercises and techniques. The delegates will learn:

• How to design and sustain Business Taxonomies within your organization
• The value of Taxonomies and Metadata
• Best Practices for successful implementation and adoption
• The various approaches organizations have used to develop Taxonomies
• The common mistakes organization make in developing Taxonomies
• Best Practices for governance of your Knowledge Management projects
• How to get started developing your own organization’s categorization structure

He leads Project Performance Corporation’s Knowledge Management Practice. He possesses extensive experience within the public and private sectors in the fields of information categorization and Knowledge Management. Mr. Wahl is a specialist in the deployment of Enterprise Information Portals and has developed Business Taxonomies and Ontologies for a variety of organizations including Pratt & Whitney; Columbia University; Hamilton Sundstrand; the International Monetary Fund; the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Mr. Wahl has also authored a series of courses on Portal Knowledge Management and development and is a frequent seminar speaker and trainer on the subjects of eGovernance, Portals and Taxonomy design.


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