Monday, March 9, 2009

March 10, 2009 Meeting Feature Margy Ross

Crash Course in Dimensional Modeling

When:  March 10, 2009    8 - 11:30
Where:  Hiawatha Room  at the Historic Depot Minneapolis
THE DEPOT Minneapolis
225 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Agenda
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration & Networking
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Introduction and Chapter Business

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Crash Course in Dimension Modeling
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Break and Networking
10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Dimensional Modeling Part II
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Closing and Announcements.

Abstract
Dimensional Modeling Crash Course

Excellence in dimensional modeling is a keystone of many well-designed data warehouses. The Dimensional Modeling Crash Course recognizes that skills in dimensional modeling are the “blocking and tackling” of data warehouse design. In this session, you will learn practical data warehouse techniques directly from one of the industry’s dimensional modeling leaders, Margy Ross.

Combined with the networking and conversation that every TDWI chapter meeting offers, this meeting will provide insight for advanced or  novice modelers or those just curious about data warehousing design.

Participants: Margy Ross
Margy Ross  is President of the Kimball Group. She has focused exclusively on decision support and data warehousing for more than twenty years, specializing in program/project strategy, business requirements analysis, and dimensional modeling. Since helping over 100 large organizations with their data warehouses, she remains convinced that business acceptance is the true measure of data warehouse success.

In addition to her consulting activities, Margy teaches the core Kimball University public classes and on-sites, both domestically and internationally. She co-authored The Data Warehouse Toolkit, 2nd Edition and The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit and regularly writes the Data Warehouse Designer column for Intelligent Enterprise.