Conducting Interviews

Interviews are an integral part of database design, and they play a key role during certain phases of the design process. Assuming that you work within some organization and need to design a database to support the work that you and your fellow employees perform, you should make certain that you conduct your interviews in the manner described in this book. This means that throughout the design process, you'll interact with some of your fellow employees, management personnel, and (depending on the size of the organization) the owner. If you work for a small organization that employs only a handful of people, or if you are only creating a database for yourself, you'll conduct “self-interviews”; you'll still conduct the ...

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