In following these ten steps to build a conceptual data model, you’ll find that building the actual model in CA ERwin Data Model is comparatively simple. The biggest challenge, and biggest focus, for building the conceptual data model is to work with business stakeholders to get an understanding of the core data concepts, and make sure that they are defined and understood consistently across the organization. The conceptual data model is a vehicle for this communication process—it should be visually simple in order to communicate the core definitions and business rules to a non-technical audience.

To create a conceptual data model, CA ERwin Data Modeler uses a logical model as the starting point (refer to Chapter ...

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