Alec Sharp has a great article over on the CA site. Even non-ERWIN modellers should read it. 🙂
He describes ways to get business people (who are nearly all non-modellers) involved in data modelling. The trick is to avoid telling them they’re doing data modelling. Seems obvious in hindsight, and I wish I’d realised that in the early days.
His first tip is to “Reset your mindset – data modeling and database design are NOT the same thing”. How many discussions have I had over the years, about when to produce data models, and how long to retain them?
See the article here – http://erwin.com/expert_blogs/detail/gorilla_vs._guerilla_modeling/
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