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Business Modelling Architecture

All good analysis and modelling is achieved by starting in the right place, and that place is with the core activities of the enterprise – the Business Functions. If you have not started in the right place, then you need to know how to get back there. The Hierarchy of Models shown in the diagram in this post will enable you to do this.
If you are working on any model and have not built the preceding model(s) then you are not going to achieve a Quality outcome.  For example, if you are modelling Processes and have not yet built your Function Model, then you are in trouble.  This failure to first model Functions is one of the main reasons why most BPM projects fail to deliver.

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Bad Data Structures Prevent Growth

Postal addresses present data database developers with a constant challenge. Traditional approaches fail, either because they hard code in inadequate structures, or they provide the chaos of no structure at all. Generic data modeling can overcome both of these shortcomings and enable to expand and grow into multinational markets.

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Data Modelling: The Power of QUACKs and UIDs

Codes are Not Identifiers In my previous post on how unique keys cause duplication in databases I demonstrated that codes are not identifiers for data entities and, by extension, they cannot be unique identifiers (UIDs). Why Do People Use Codes? If codes are not identifiers how come they are used so extensively?  Because, when used […]

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