O'Reilly logo

Data Modeling Made Simple: A Practical Guide for Business and IT Professionals by Steve Hoberman

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 11 Which templates can help with capturing requirements?

Recycle, reuseEasy to fill in templatesConsistency rules

There are a number of templates I use that save modeling time as well as improve the accuracy of the resulting data model. These tools are the focus of this chapter. You don’t need to use every tool for every modeling effort—pick and choose the ones that make sense for your environment and the people you’re working with.

The In-The-Know Template captures the people and documentation that can contribute and validate the data requirements. The Concept List is a compilation of the key concepts the business feels are important to capture, along with their definitions. The Family Tree is a spreadsheet that captures the source ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required