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Data Modeling for the Business: A Handbook for Aligning the Business with IT using High-Level Data Models by Chris Bradley, Donna Burbank, Steve Hoberman

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Once you’ve captured your stakeholders’ view in the boxes and lines of the audience high-level model, you can move on to the enterprise perspective. To build the enterprise perspective, modify the audience model to be consistent with enterprise terminology and rules. Ideally, this enterprise perspective is captured within an enterprise data model.

An enterprise data model is a subject-oriented and integrated data model containing all of the data concepts produced and consumed across an entire organization. Subject-oriented means that the concepts on a data model fit together as the CEO sees the company, as opposed to how individual functional or department heads see their view of the company. There ...

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