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David Bowman
Information Management Architect


The Consultant

An information management architect, David Bowman helps helpsDavid Bowman organizations accelerate product launch, improve competitive edge and reduce costs.

He established a successful consulting practice in Ottawa in 1989, relocated to Saint Lambert (Montreal) in 1995 and now provides management consulting services in the United States, Canada and Europe.

David Bowman has more than thirty-five years of information systems engineering, data warehouse architecture, and project management consulting experience.


Information Management Architect Services

David Bowman has earned an international reputation for helping clients translate complex information management needs into practical solutions, and for providing technical leadership required to ensure very rapid project development, successful implementation and reduced production support costs.

He helps clients when they need to improve information management efficiency, and they require cost effective information management architect expertise to plan, and rapidly implement, an information management framework specifically tailored to meet business objectives
His consulting services specifically help senior IT management establish an information management discipline and data governance framework


The Approach

Planning and analysis
  • Starts by working with senior management to create an  information management strategy project plan which clearly outlines management expectations, roles, responsibilities, tasks and study deliverables;
  • Analysis  commences upon approval of the project plan and includes a review of:
  • Information structure and design, including conceptual data model;
  • Data storage, including enterprise data management;
  • Data movement, including conceptual data flow diagram;
  • Data security;
  • Meta data;
  • Data quality management;
  • Project management life cycle;
  • Information management human resource strategy;
  • Management information systems;
  • Business intelligence strategy;
  • Change management strategy;
  • information management policies; and
  • Data management strategy.
  • The desired "to be" situation is evolved based on analysis findings; and
  • An information management plan is evolved to define achievable action plans needed to develop and implement a "tailor made" information management discipline to meet business objectives
Information management development
  • Starts upon approval of the information management plan;
  • Involves client team members in the evolution of:
    • An enterprise data model, including data modeling standards, and best practices;
    • a database management plan including enterprise information architecture
    • An enterprise data movement model, including data movement (ETL) best practices;
    • data security policies and procedures;
    • metadata management plan
    • data quality management plan
    • project management framework
    • Information management human resource policies, including recommendations, if appropriate, for off shore resources;
    • business intelligence framework
      change management framework, including release management process;
      Information management polices and procedures; and
      data governance, standards
Information management implementation
  • Relies heavily on mentoring client teams and transferring knowledge; and
  • Provides on-going technical leadership, coaching and training to ensure successful implementation.

The Results

Client teams fully empowered to meet information management business challenges, maximize return on information management investment and minimize reliance on external vendors



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