Chapter 6. Moving Beyond the Hammer

“It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”

Abraham Harold Maslow

In This Chapter:

A common information model only brings value when it is used. As such, the processes and tools that surround it need to ensure the common information model is relevant, trusted, and easy to consume. This chapter builds on Chapter 5, “Governance,” to consider tools and related products that could improve the maintenance and adoption of your common information model.

Structuring and Maintaining Models

When it comes to creating and maintaining models, the three basic types of tools are

Drawing tools that support the modeling notation. These tools typically create the smartest-looking ...

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