CDQ Academy for data management professionals

Data management course for sustainable data quality

With the help of the CDQ Academy course, you will not only get an efficient entry and deep insights into data management concepts but also best practices from leading companies and industry experts. You will receive answers to many common questions, like:

  • Data strategy: How do I argument the business value of data management improvements?
  • Data quality: How do I measure data quality or which KPIs are relevant?
  • Data management roadmap: What are the state-of-the-art developments and trends?
  • Data governance: How other companies have structured data governance roles?

The three Academy modules each comprise three days of data management training and can be completed in any order. During the course, experts from CDQ AG and representatives from various industries will share their experience, practical solutions and real-life use cases. In addition, in small working groups you will try out the new concepts in practice.

Target group of the data management training

The course addresses line and project managers in the area of data management, data stewards, data managers and data architects. By joining the CDQ Academy data management training, you stay tuned to the state-of-the-art data management know-how and also grow your network of data-oriented peers.

Structure of the CDQ data management courses

Our data management training program is based upon the practice-proven CDQ Data Excellence Model (DXM) framework, that is a structured reference model addressing all aspects of developing and maintaining effective data quality in digital and data-driven companies. This model has been developed in a joint effort by the Competence Center Corporate Data Quality (CC CDQ), from which the CDQ Academy emerged.

The program consists of three training modules:

Excellence drivers in data management, corresponding strategy development and continual improvements

Module 1 of the data management course addresses principal business outcome drivers and capability requirements for effective data management that delivers measurable business value. Participants will explore frameworks for contribution of data excellence and its implications for data strategy and roadmap development. This session will also cover an approach to ensuring effective and sustainable improvements in key data capabilities across people, process and technology areas. The conceptual foundation is validated by numerous good practice examples across variety of industry types.

Data-oriented governance setup, data quality management and performance assessments

This data management course provides fundamentals for two key data management enabler areas - data governance and performance measurement system. You will learn about typical data management roles and responsibilities, how they become operational in various organizational models, how to design a purposeful data quality monitoring framework and use it for continual corrective and optimization measures. The presented concepts and models are complemented with practical insights into deployment approaches, with reflections on lessons-learned from implementation experience, again with a number of good practice examples.

Enabling aspects for data management in context of business processes and IS environment

The third data management module focuses on very operational aspects of data management - data models, life-cycle processes and lineage, including perspectives on information architecture requirements and solutions. Participants will also familiarize themselves with essential software components supporting data management activities.

Module 1
Data Excellence for Business Value

11/22/2022 — 11/23/2022
Online
The focus of Module 1 of the CDQ data management training is about principal business demand drivers and capability requirements for effective data management in digital and data-driven enterprises. Participants will explore the business value contribution of data excellence and its implications for data strategy and roadmap development.

Module 2
Governance and Data Quality Management

03/22/2022 — 03/24/2022
Online
Module 2 provides fundamentals for two key data management enabler areas - data governance and performance measurement system. Learn about typical data management roles and responsibilities, how they become operational in organizational models, how to design a data quality monitoring framework, and use it for continual corrective and optimization measures.

Module 3
Data Architecture, Life-Cycle and Applications

05/31/2022 — 06/02/2022
Online
Module 3 of our data management course focuses on very operational aspects of data management - data models, life-cycle processes and lineage, including perspectives on information architecture requirements and solutions. Participants will also familiarize themselves with essential software components supporting data management activities.

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Facts about the CDQ Academy data management course

What are the benefits of participating in the CDQ Academy, how much does it cost and where does the training take place? Here you will find all the essential information.

  • Build up the case for state-of the-art data management through conceptual foundations, templates and practical insights packed into each 2-day training course (3 days in case of online training due to COVID-19)
  • Experts from large international companies will share practical insights and report on challenges and solutions from their daily practice
  • Experienced consultants share their methods and tools in data management
  • In small groups you directly apply the newly learned concepts in a creative atmosphere
  • Get inspired by questions from other participants and by confronting your ideas with practices from the others – coming from various industries and markets
  • Strengthen your motivation and nurture your thinking forward – cross-check your data management roadmap with other practitioners
  • Extend your network! You will enjoy plenty of time for personal exchange during coffee and lunch breaks as well as at the dinner

The CDQ Academy training for Data Excellence training takes place in Germany. The data management training facilities are easy to reach and offer a pleasant learning environment. But during this time of uncertainty, all of us are concerned about the safety and well-being of our families, colleagues, customers, partners and members. Therefor, we continue our working schedule remotely. We will continue to monitor the situation very closely and adjust the current plans further if necessary.

  • The participation fee is 2,150 Swiss Francs (exclusive of VAT) for each training module. If more than one participant from the same company attend the same module, each additional participant receives a 15% discount.
  • Members of the CC CDQ and the Data Sharing Community (former Corporate Data League, CDL) pay reduced fee of 1,490 Swiss Francs (exclusive of VAT). No discounts are applicable.
  • Included in the fee are lunches, catering during breaks, the dinner on the first evening, and all necessary course documents. Travel expenses and accommodation are not included in the fee.

In the event of cancellation of participation no later than twenty-eight days prior to the beginning of the course, the fee will be fully refunded. If participation is cancelled at a later date or registered participants do not attend, CDQ invoices a cancellation fee of 500 CHF.

Please note that the program is subject to change without prior notice.