Bluegrass IIBA - Business Data Modeling Made Easy

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016
  • 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
  • ITT Technical Institute; 3020 Old Todds Road, Lexington, KY 40509


  • For paid members in good standing of Bluegrass IIBA Chapter. We encourage online registration to our events, member registration will be $10 at the door.
  • For current college students. We invite and encourage all college students to attend our events, registration for college students will be $5 at the door.
  • For Associates of the Meeting Sponsor
  • You are very welcome to join us at our events. Should you wish to join as a member, you will receive discounts on our events. We encourage online registration to our events, Non-member registration will be $15 at the door.

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Business Data Modeling Made Easy


This interactive session is geared to enabling business analysts to understand the importance and use of Data Modeling in gathering business requirements. It is a brief summary of the book, FoCuSeD™ Business Data Modeling Made Easy.


  • What is Data Modeling – Why do we do it?
  • When do you build a Data Model?
  • How does a Data Model relate to other types of models?
  • How do you build a Data Model?


Upon completion, the attendees will be able to: 

  • Describe why to build a Data Model – from a business perspective.
  • Begin to build a basic Data Model with business partners.
  • Know the various terms and components of a Data Model.

Target Audience:

  • Project Business Analysts
  • Enterprise Business Analysts
  • Business Systems Analysts
  • Requirements Engineers
  • Business and Solution Architects
  • Project Managers
  • Managers of Business Analysts
  • IT Managers
  • BACoE and PMO Directors


  • Novice
  • Intermediate 
  • Experienced

Notice the time change from our typical meeting time.  We are trying an earlier time to see if the community likes an earlier time in the evening.


Presented by: Gary Rush, IAF CPF, Founder and President, MGR Consulting, Inc.


Gary Rush, IAF CPF, Founder and President of MGR Consulting, Inc., attended the U.S. Naval Academy and is a former Chair of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).  He is a recognized leader in the field of Structured Facilitation and Facilitator training, managing projects since 1980, facilitating since 1983, and providing Facilitator training since 1985; and continues to be the leading edge in the industry by continuing as a practicing Facilitator. 

As a Facilitator Trainer, he teaches FoCuSeDTM.  He teaches specific "how to" with an understanding of the "why" to perform as an effective Facilitator; he provides detailed Facilitator and process tools, enhances his training through effective learning activities, and, as an IAF CPF Assessor, he covers the IAF Core Facilitator Competencies and what students need to do to achieve them.  As a Facilitator, he improves client business performance through effective application of exceptional facilitation processes and he is highly skilled at engaging participants and guiding them to consensus.

Gary has written numerous “how to” books, including the FoCuSeDTM Facilitator Guide – a comprehensive reference manual sharing his step-by-step process so that students can replicate his practices.  His alumni often tell us how much Gary has changed their lives.

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Based in Lexington, Kentucky and serving all interested Kentucky Business Analysts    

Mailing address:  Bluegrass IIBA Chapter | 1588 Leestown Road, Suite 130-111 | Lexington, KY  40511



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