Re: Another view on analysis and ER

From: rpost <>
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2007 19:18:06 +0100
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JOG wrote:

>Ok so one might summarize the following steps:
>1) initial analysis of business processes and important concepts.
>2) Formulation of an initial conceptual model (that is necessarily
>slanted to a certain viewpoint of the UoD).
>3) Translation into a nicely normalized logical model, that's query
>4) On demand, extract data back out from the neutral logical model,
>shaping it either the original conceptual view, or other conceptual
>views as needs arise from new applications.
>Great. This all makes perfect sense, and is very clear to boot. A
>simple process for creating a thorough yet flexible system. It seems
>obvious even, right?
>So why on earth would /anyone/ want to drop step 3? I'm at a loss as
>to why certain cdt'ers (who are clearly intelligent people) seem to be
>advocating this. An absolute loss I tell you.

Being new here, I have no idea whom you're referring to. You'll never see *me* omit step 3, But I don't buy your "neutral".

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