CHAPTER 12 What is the Data Model Scorecard®?

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A frequently overlooked aspect of data quality management is that of data model quality. We often build data models quickly, in the midst of a development project, and with the singular goal of database design. Yet the implications of those models are far-reaching and long-lasting. They affect the structure of implemented data, the ability to adapt to change, understanding of and communication about data, definition of data quality rules, and much more. In many ways, high-quality data begins with high-quality data models. Therefore, because a good data model can lead to a good application, and similarly, a bad data model can lead to ...

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