IS 550 Enterprise Data Management

Merri Beckfield

Office: Online
Winter 2019-2020
Class number: 22889
Section number: 810
ONLIN E0000 Online Campus

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This course focuses on the technical concepts and managerial knowledge needed to define, integrate and govern centralized and distributed data for a wide range of application systems used at large, multinational corporations. Topics include data repository, data life cycle, DAMA- DMBOK, data stewardship, data asset valuation, enterprise data architecture, data modeling with meta-data, data security standards, master data, and data quality management.


DAMA-DMBOK: Data Management Body of Knowledge: 2nd Edition Available at:

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Graded items
Assignments (20%);  Mid term Exam (20%); Project (24%); Participation (16%); Final Exam (20%)

Grade scale (Grade based on percent of total points earned)A  93% or above; A- 90-92.9%; B+ 87-89.9%; B   83-86.9%; B-  80-82.9%; C+ 77-79.9%; C  73-76.9%; C- 70-72.9%
D  60-69.9%; F  less than 60%


Assignments and the Term Project

Homework consists of assigned readings from DAMA as well as supplemental materials. Five assignments and one term project (with 3 parts) will be required throughout the course. Details of each assignment and the project will be posted on D2L. All assignments and project deliverables are due on the due date associated with the submission folder. No credit can be earned when an item has been graded and returned to other students, when the solution has already been discussed in class, when an online discussion forum’s time window has ended, or when an item has been turned in after the last class session.

Late submissions will be penalized unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor. You will lose 25% of the possible credit if less than 1 week late, 50% of the credit if 1- 2 weeks late, and 100% of the credit if more than 2 weeks late.


The midterm and final exams will be conducted on D2L. While the exams will be on D2L and can be done remotely, they will be timed and must be completed within the allotted time. More information will be posted on D2L prior to each exam. The final exam will be a comprehensive exam.


In addition to online lectures and supporting Power Point Presentations, participation in online discussions are required as part of class attendance for this course. These will be posted to D2L each week and will be due that same week as the lecture. Posts and replies need to show depth of thought to get credit. One-word responses or short phrase responses will not earn credit. In general, to receive credit and show thought, posts will need to be a paragraph or more as a general guideline. In addition, just cutting and pasting content from other sources will not earn credit.  The point is to share your thinking on a topic with the rest of the class.   Each post and/or reply will earn 4 points.

School policies:

Changes to Syllabus

This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.

Online Course Evaluations

Evaluations are a way for students to provide valuable feedback regarding their instructor and the course. Detailed feedback will enable the instructor to continuously tailor teaching methods and course content to meet the learning goals of the course and the academic needs of the students. They are a requirement of the course and are key to continue to provide you with the highest quality of teaching. The evaluations are anonymous; the instructor and administration do not track who entered what responses. A program is used to check if the student completed the evaluations, but the evaluation is completely separate from the student’s identity. Since 100% participation is our goal, students are sent periodic reminders over three weeks. Students do not receive reminders once they complete the evaluation. Students complete the evaluation online in CampusConnect.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

This course will be subject to the university's academic integrity policy. More information can be found at If you have any questions be sure to consult with your professor.

Academic Policies

All students are required to manage their class schedules each term in accordance with the deadlines for enrolling and withdrawing as indicated in the University Academic Calendar. Information on enrollment, withdrawal, grading and incompletes can be found at

Students with Disabilities

Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that you have contacted the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at:
Lewis Center 1420, 25 East Jackson Blvd.
Phone number: (312)362-8002
Fax: (312)362-6544
TTY: (773)325.7296