CORPORATE DATA MODEL PRINCIPLES
As a result of leading the development of a corporate data model, I have developed six principles for the development of corporate data models. These principles are:
develop the model ‘top-down’;
give primacy to the core business;
cover the whole enterprise;
future-proof the model;
gain consensus, not perfection.
Develop the model ‘top-down’
In the previous section of this chapter, we looked at various options for developing a corporate data model. We saw that the best approach is to develop the corporate data model using a ‘top-down’ modelling approach. This, therefore, becomes our first principle.
Give primacy to the core business
Clearly, a corporate data model must be developed with the ...