a new Art Form?

IRM UK have just published a reworked version of one of my postings from 2011, called “Subject Area Diagrams – A New Art Form?”. It’s about the careful use of scope and style of diagrams to improve communication. You can download it at http://www.irmuk.co.uk/articles/Subject_Area_Diagrams.pdf.

Follow discussion re PD SIG at #EDW12 in Linked IN

A discussion on this topic has started, over in the PowerDesigner Linked In group. If you’re interested, please join in. See http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=689287&trk=anet_ug_hm.

PowerDesigner SIG confirmed for #EDW12

The PowerDesigner SIG has been confirmed – enter it in your diaries, and be prepared for an early start. It starts at 07:30 AM on Tuesday, May 1. See http://edw2012.dataversity.net/sessionPop.cfm?confid=65&proposalid=4760. Don’t forget to suggest topics for the agenda.

PowerDesigner SIG at #EDW12

If you’re attending EDW in Atlanta, and you’re interested in PowerDesigner, please read on.
I’ve asked Wilshire if we can hold a PowerDesigner Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting at EDW this year, during the SIG slot on Tuesday morning (so we don’t clash with the ERwin SIG).
Assuming we get the go-ahead, we need to decide how best to occupy ourselves for 50 minutes. I think the SIG should be an opportunity for people to share with each other, and to communicate with Sybase. So, what would you want to include? Please feel free to contact me, or comment on this blog entry.

* Is there a PD 16 feature you want to know more about, or a detailed demo you’d like to see?
* Do you want Sybase to talk about their roadmap for the future, and about the impact of the SAP merger?
* Perhaps you would just like the opportunity to swap war stories or share experiences?

Oracle’s free data modelling tool

Oracle have recently released a new version of their free data modelling tool.I haven’t looked at it myself, but Kent Graciano describes it as the best ever free data modelling tool.

Are you attending #EDW12?

Are you attending Enterprise Data World in Atlanta at the end April? If so, I’ll see you there – have a look at http://edw2012.dataversity.net/ for more details.