CHAPTER 4

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Initial Data Model Production

Good designers can create normalcy out of chaos; they can clearly communicate ideas through the organizing and manipulating of words and pictures.

—Jeffery Veen

In this chapter, we are going to start to apply the skills that were covered in the previous chapters and start creating a data model. It won't be the final model that gets implemented by any means, but the goal of this model will be to serve as the basis for the eventual model that will get implemented.

In some projects, the process of requirements gathering is complete before you start the conceptual data model. Someone has interviewed ...

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