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;

  • develop cooperatively;

  • 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 ...

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