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Data Model Scorecard: Applying the Industry Standard on Data Model Quality by Steve Hoberman

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Chapter 10 Category Seven: Readability How well has the model been arranged for readability?

The “Readability” category makes sure the model is visually easy to follow. This question is not the most important of the ten categories. However, if your model is difficult to read, you will not accurately address the more important categories on the scorecard. For example, if there are too many entities on a model printout, the model becomes hard to read and therefore also becomes less valuable as a communication tool.

To improve model readability, put yourself in your audiences’ shoes. That is, if you were the person who needs to completely ...

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