Richmond Code Camp 2010.1: The Business End of Data Modeling

Thanks to all who attended my presentation at Richmond Code Camp 2010.1 on May 22.  Here’s a link to the PowerPoint presentation:  The Business End of Data Modeling (2.5m)

The presentation was about what to expect before you start database design and what to do if you don’t get it. Software development  professionals apply technology solutions to meet business needs. The problem is that sometimes we’re expected to meet business needs that aren’t well defined, or not defined at all. The presentation reviewed the requirements side of data modeling and how it prepares a developer to design and build the right solution. Then, it covered typical scenarios where critical business definition elements are missing and what the app dev professional can do make up for the missing requirements pieces and produce a successful result.

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