Session: Fact-Oriented Information Modeling

08:00 AM - 08:50 AM Wed, Apr 21 (US Pacific time)
Enterprise Data World 2021

Data modelers interview business experts, study piles of requirements, talk extensively, and then – hocus pocus – present a diagram with boxes, crows feet, arrows, etc. Such data models can be quite abstract, misunderstood, and perceived unnecessary.

Fact-oriented information modeling is the very opposite of abstract, using natural language to express facts that are intelligible to both business and IT. It does not require an understanding of the magical language of boxes and arrows. Although fact-oriented models can be presented in several diagramming notations, the information can always be expressed in natural language. This gives data modelers, technically skilled people, and business people the benefit of having a fully documented and easily validated model.


Marco Wobben speaking at EDW2021


Conference: Enterprise Data World
Date: 18-23 April 2021
Timezone: US Pacific time
Venue: Sheraton San Diego USA
Discount code (10%): WOBBEN

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