Part I. Foundations for Data Agility

Foundations for Data Agility

When a tradesman starts out, he or she will probably begin by learning the basics of the tools of their trade. Then they get out on the job and apply them. But they never stop learning. New tools and techniques come along and must be taken on board. My late father was an old-time builder; I can still remember him making his own wood glue by boiling it up in a glue pot. Then came along PVC glues, and he chose to move with the times.

Our industry keeps changing, and that's a good thing. But even when we jump into new areas, Simsion and Witt suggest that experienced data modelers

"…seldom work from first principles, ...

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