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Mastering Data Modeling: A User-Driven Approach by John Carlis

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Chapter 18. Script for Controlled Evolution: The Flow

During controlled evolution, you and the users discuss the LDS, the users make decisions about what is worth remembering, and you modify the LDS accordingly. These step-wise refinements are easy for you to make and for the users to follow. Because many of these refining steps occur in a predictable order, you can prepare for these discussions by studying The Flow.

The Flow is a loose script for discussing LDSs. It is only a loose script because some steps occur at almost any time during the discussion.

Script for The Flow

In The Flow, you help the users articulate the relationship or short path between two entities. Figure 18-1 illustrates The Flow in detail. The diagram reflects the ...

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