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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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After the initial information gathering, make sure the model is reviewed for data modeling best practices as well as the fact that it meets the requirements. The sign-off process on a HDM does not require the same formality as signoff on a physical design, but it should still be taken seriously. Usually email verification that the model looks accurate will suffice.

Validating whether or not the model has met data modeling best practices is often done by applying the Data Model Scorecard®. The Data Model Scorecard® contains 10 categories for validating a data model. Table 8.7 shows the Scorecard template and a short summary of each category follows.

Table 8.7 Using the Data Model Scorecard® for a HDM

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