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Data Modeling Made Simple with ER/Studio Data Architect by Steve Hoberman

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Following is a brief summary of the ten steps to complete a CDM (for more on this approach, please refer to Chapter 5 in Data Modeling for the Business: A Handbook for Aligning the Business with IT using High-Level Data Models, ISBN 9780977140077, where the CDM is referred to as a High-Level Data Model, or HDM):

1.      Identify model purpose. Before starting any data modeling effort, first identify why the model needs to be built. The underlying reason for building a data model is communication. We build data models so we can ensure that we and others have a precise understanding of terminology and business rules. In this step, we identify our communication needs. What are we communicating? Who are we communicating ...

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