The Information Systems group is often contacted by industrial organizations with assignments that could lead to student projects at various levels (master thesis project, bachel completion project, etc.) Through this website we make these topics available to our students. In this post, we announce one such project, involving company SABIC.
How to come to 1 BW fast track? What requirements must be met in order to have 1 BW? How does the migration path look like? How – in general – can we bring more structure in our unstructured world of many complex information systems? We need to decompose into subsystems / information areas as a way to deal with the complexity of our architectures. It is analogue to the house metaphor, where our subsystems are rooms in a bigger house of Information Management (IM). We need to reconstruct the house room by room and in the room item by item …..The house with the rooms is in fact the IM Catalogue we want to establish. How to apply the four architecture design dimensions (from the BISA Reader of prof. Dr. Ir. P. Grefen) in the reconstruction of our IM house (room by room and item by item in the rooms)?
We want to implement Value Based Business Steering (VBBS) with Value driver trees (VDT) in SABIC. How to build such a VDT? What architecture is needed? Is 1 BW helping or not? Start building the VDT top down or bottom up. i.e. first get the corporate metric like EBIDTA right or start from the bottom up? What is the ideal modeling and realization path to realize a VDT as a first step towards VBBS? The VDT will be part of an IM Catalogue, what other reports should be part of the catalogue? How to build a roadmap to fill the catalogue?
Information quality (IQ) is an important topic. Today we find that not all data is reliable in SABIC. Since we have a complex landscape, how can we measure IQ and what are the root causes? How can we improve IQ, what should be the priorities? How can we make it sustainable? What are the architectural consequences – if any – if we want to reduce IQ?