Chapter 4Organizing Database Project Work

Key Skills & Concepts

The Traditional Life Cycle

Requirements Gathering

Nontraditional Life Cycles

The Project Triangle

• Project Database Management Tasks

Data modeling is usually conducted relatively early in a systems development project. This is necessary because the physical database must be available to application developers when they are ready to begin testing the application code they write, which means physical data modeling has to be complete when the application design is complete and construction of the application begins. However, you’ll find it useful to understand the framework in which the entire project takes place. The life cycle of a database (or computer system) encompasses ...

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