What’s happening in the ERwin user community?

Tom Bilcze
President, CA Modeling Global User Community

Speaker Bio
— Tom is the Lead Database Designer for Westfield Group, a regional property and casualty insurance company based in Westfield Center, Ohio. — Tom has served in numerous data related roles in a variety of industries over the past 23 years. — He has been an ERwin and ModelMart user for the past 15 years. — He has served in many leadership roles within the modeling user community. — Tom is currently the President of the CA Technologies Modeling Global User Community. — He actively blogs on topics of interest to data professionals. — He is active in numerous business and personal social networks.

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September 19, 2011

Session Abstract

— Did you know that as a user of the ERwin data modeling suite you are a member of a large global user community? Regional ERwin communities are found across the USA, Europe, Far East and almost all continents. A global community oversees the global interest of the ERwin community. Whether you seek peer support in local meetings or in virtual on-line communities, there is a community that most likely meets your needs. — In this session you will get an overview of these communities and the opportunities they offer. You will see programs that the global community is currently involved in on behalf of all ERwin users. We will discuss ERwin and data related webcasts, community driven product direction discussions, the establishment of an ERwin knowledgebase and the future direction of our community.

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What is an Information Technology community?

— A group of people focused on a common topic, interest, or technology — Allows members to share knowledge and experience — Member driven with little or no vendor involvement — Share information, ideas, templates, how-to’s, macros, etc. — Provide free or less costly user facilitated training — May publish a newsletter, e-news or web site — Provide forum for industry experts and well known speakers — Facilitate vendor involvement in the community

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What did these communities look like 10 years ago?

— Grassroots approach to a support network — Communities were geographically centered — High value placed on peer networking at meetings — Shared user experiences were foundation of education — File sharing occurred through email and “sneaker net” — Email was the primary means of communications — In-person presentations by vendors and speakers — Larger groups provided training seminars and classes
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What do these communities look like today?

— Much more diverse in structure — Socially connected communities
− Not restricted by geography, often global in nature − Rely heavily on social networks to connect members − Utilize diverse technologies to manage their social network

— Geographically based communities
− Offer similar or expanded services they did 10 years ago − Employ updated technologies to deliver services − Employ social networking to some degree

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Socially Connected Community Observations

— More organic structure and leadership — More apt to embrace evolution of the community — Involvement is truly global in nature — Data professionals are less apt to actively participate — Social networks have specialized
− ERwin community favors MGUC portal for a message board − IT data community favors LinkedIn − Data industry experts and influencers favor Twitter
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Geographically Centered Community Observations

— Number of communities has actually grown — There is still a desire to network locally — Discuss software use, tips and tricks, new features — Rely more on local presenters and success stories — Vendor presentations are now delivered via web — Interest in changes impacting data communities — Do not heavily rely on social networking within group — Tend to show aging within the data community
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Is the local user community meeting dead?

No! — Number of communities has actually grown — In-person networking is still a priority for most — Local connection to a global community — Focus of a smaller group and professional friendships — Focus on specific topics and needs in a smaller group — Not everyone wants to be socially connected — Not everyone has the time to be socially connected
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Regional Modeling (ERwin) User Communities

— Albany Enterprise Modeling User Group — Bay Area Enterprise Modeling User Group — BeNeLux Modeling User Group — CA ERwin Latin America (Portuguese) User Community — CA ERwin Latin America (Spanish) User Community — Charlotte Enterprise Modeling User Group — Chicagoland Association for Erwin User Group — Danish ERwin User Group — Japan Enterprise Modeling User Group — Kansas City Modeling User Group — National Capitol Region Erwin User Group

— New South Wales Data Modeling User Group — New York ERwin Modeling User Group — Ohio Enterprise Modeling User Group — Philadelphia Enterprise Modeling User Group — Russian CA ERwin Modeling User Group — South African CA Erwin Modeling User Group — Southeast Enterprise Modeling User Group — Switzerland Modeling User Group — Texas Modeling User Group — Twin Cities CA-ERwin Modeling User Group — UK and Ireland Modeling User Group — Utah Modeling User Group

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Where to find socially connected data communities?
— Vendor web sites and vendor supported user communities
− http://erwin.com/ − https://communities.ca.com/web/ca-modeling-global-user-community/

— Professional associations
− http://www.dama.org − http://tdwi.org/

— Tech pubs
− http://www.information-management.com/ − http://www.datamation.com/ − http://www.computerworld.com/

— Industry Experts
− http://www.tdan.com/ − http://infoadvisors.com/

— The Big Three
− http://www.facebook.com/ − http://twitter.com/ − http://www.linkedin.com/

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A Closer Look at Facebook

— Strengths
− Undoubtedly the Largest social network − Most people are familiar with its use

— Weaknesses
− Mostly personal use − Very little social chatter from the data community − Very little data oriented discussion

— Getting started
− “Like” the CA ERwin Modeling page − “Like” pages of your professional organizations, conferences, vendors

— Hints on using it better
− Click on Facebook “Like” icons on other data related sites − Post a link to a data related news item − Post a question to the wall

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A Closer Look at LinkedIn

— Strengths
− − − − Strong business presences Large data community membership base Active discussion of data related topics Active participation of seasoned data professionals

— Weaknesses
− Data community is still mostly lurkers − Used as an employment recruiting community

— Getting started
− Join CA ERwin Modeling Group − Join other groups related to BI, metadata, data quality, data modeling…

— Hints on using it better
− Click on LinkedIn icons on other data related sites − Post a link to a data related news item − Start or join in a discussion
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A Closer Look at Twitter
— Strengths
− Real time social networking − Widely accepted by the technical community

— Weaknesses
− Volume of tweets can be overwhelming − You have 140 characters to convey your message − Most data professionals are Twitter shy

— Getting started
− Follow fellow data community members − Seek out and follow industry experts and industry publications

— Hints on using it better
− − − − − − Use a Twitter client such as TweetDeck Install Twitter app on your smart phone Use #hashtags to zero in on a topic Be selective of who you friend Retweet but don’t misuse retweets Mention fellow data professionals in your tweets

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A closer look at the CA Technologies Modeling Global User Community (MGUC)
https://communities.ca.com/web/ca-modeling-global-user-community/

— Vendor supported, user managed — Common voice for modeling community with CA Technologies — Supports Regional CA modeling communities — Partner with CA Technologies
− ERworld, CA World and other modeling events − Promotions and contests

— Most widely used feature is a message board for ERwin users — ERwin and data professional oriented blogs
− President − Tuesday Tips − ERwin.com Expert Blogs
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Modeling Global User Community Portal Home Page
https://communities.ca.com/web/ca-modeling-global-user-community/

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Modeling Global User Community Board Members
— President Tom Bilcze — Vice President Steve McMahon — Secretary Daniel Dechichio. — Treasurer Francois C. Cartier — Vice President of Programs Hanne Christensen — Vice President of Communications Luis-Ignacio Gonzalez — Enhancement Request Coordinator Garry Gramm Westfield Group tombilcze@westfieldgrp.com CA Portal Name: tombilcze Kaiser Permanente steve.mcmahon@kp.org CA Portal Name: SteveMc Raymond James & Associates, Inc Dan.Dechichio@RaymondJames.com CA Portal Name: DanDechichio e-Modelers FCCartier@scif.com CA Portal Name: francois Bankdata hpe@bankdata.dk CA Portal Name: hanne_deug Telefonica Spain luisignacio.gonzalezfernandez@telefonica.es Workers’ Compensation Board of BC Garry.Gramm@Worksafebc.com CA Portal Name: garryg
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What’s happening in the Modeling Global User Community?
— ERwin Knowledgebase
− Platform for community members to share files and documents − Templates, reports, macros, abbreviation files, and other ERwin files − Hosted on MGUC portal using WIKI technology − Deployment will be in fourth quarter of 2011

— ERwin Community Product Enhancement Process
− − − − − Work continues on updating this process Goal is to make it more timely, responsive, intuitive and easy to use Implementing Survey Gizmo as the voting platform Deployment will be in fourth quarter of 2011 CA Communities is deploying a longer term solution (possibly 2012)

— Support for regional user communities
− Implemented a regional meeting expense reimbursement program − Implemented a regional meeting speaker expense reimbursement program

— Host quarterly webcasts
− ERwin and data community webcasts − Regional user community Presidents
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Why Be Normal? Contest
http://erwin.com/whybenormal/

— Participate in a fun social networking contest — Attain achievement levels as your social presence increases
− − − − First Normal Form Second Normal Form Third Normal Form Fourth Normal Form

— Be highlighted as a data modeling expert — Win exclusive badges and ERwin prizes including
− Buttons, ball caps, t-shirts − CA World registration

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How to social network in 15 minutes a day
— Commit to as little as 15-30 minutes per day for social networking — 15 minutes at the start of your day and 15 minutes at lunch is ideal — A smart phone with Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn apps makes this easy — Spend 10 minutes on Twitter
− − − − − Follow industry experts and data publications You can easily follow links to 3-4 articles or blog posts Tweet about an article or blog post you found helpful Reply and thank tweeters for information you found helpful TweetDeck organizes tweets and will make using Twitter easier

— Spend 5 minutes on LinkedIn
− Read and comment on recent activity − You can easily respond to the activity within 2-3 groups

— Check out the MGUC Home Page and ERwin.com expert blogs at lunch — The value of social networking multiplies as you become more involved

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A Summary of modeling user communities

— A variety of communities are available to meet your needs — Regional communities offer an in-person networking experience — Socially networked communities offer a global perspective — LinkedIn and Twitter offer the modeling community the most value — The CA Modeling Global User Community works on the ERwin community’s behalf with CA Technologies — Look for a new ERwin knowledgebase and user driven enhancement prioritization process later this year — Explore social networking in as few as 15 minutes each day
“You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know.” − Oscar Wild
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Questions?

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Thank You

Tom Bilcze
(330) 887-6472 tombilcze@westfieldgrp.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/tombilcze http://twitter.com/#!/beariatric https://communities.ca.com/web/tombilcze/myca https://communities.ca.com/web/tombilcze/blog

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