Mandy Chessell, one of the authors of this new book is pretty impressive.  Here are just a few facts about her:

• She is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and member of the IBM Academy of Technology Leadership Team.
• She has over 50 issued patents worldwide in the fields of transaction processing, event management, business process management and model driven development.
• Mandy is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
• She was the first woman to be awarded a Silver Medal by the Royal Academy of Engineering
• Plymouth University awarded Mandy a Honorary Doctor of Science.
• She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to engineering.

Common Information Models for an Open, Analytical, and Agile World by Mandy Chessell, Gandhi Sivakumar, Dan Wolfson, Kerard Hogg, Ray Harishankar and a foreword by Tim Vincent, has just published and is available in hardcopy and ebook formats.

About the Book

Five senior IBM architects show you how to use information-centric views to give data a central role in project design and delivery. Using Common Information Models (CIM), you learn how to standardize the way you represent information, making it easier to design, deploy, and evolve even the most complex systems.

Using a complete case study, the authors explain what CIMs are, how to build them, and how to maintain them. You learn how to clarify the structure, meaning, and intent of any information you may exchange, and then use your CIM to improve integration, collaboration, and agility.

In today’s mobile, cloud, and analytics environments, your information is more valuable than ever. To build systems that make the most of it, start right here.

Coverage Includes
• Mastering best practices for building and maintaining a CIM
• Understanding CIM components and artifacts: scope, perspectives, and depth of detail
• Choosing the right patterns for structuring your CIM
• Integrating a CIM into broader governance
• Using tools to manage your CIM more effectively
• Recognizing the importance of non-functional characteristics, such as availability, performance, and security, in system design
• Growing CIM value by expanding their scope and usage
• Previewing the future of CIMs

Link to Sample Chapter 3 – Structural Patterns for the Common Information Model

In the US – If you order now you can get a special 35% discount on the book on the publisher’s site when using the following coupon code. The coupon code is to be used at checkout and is case sensitive. You can order via the following site to use the discount coupon.

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