Chapter 5

  1. Interviews are important because they provide a valuable communication link between you (the developer) and the people for whom you're designing the database. They help ensure the success of your design efforts, and they provide critical information that can affect the design of the database structure.

  2. The problem that arises when you conduct an interview with a large number of people is that the intimidation level of some of the participants will rise in direct proportion to the number of participants taking part in the interview as a whole.

  3. The primary reason for conducting separate interviews with users and management is that each group has a different perspective on the organization as a whole and on how the organization uses ...

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