Business analysts solve tricky, icky, sticky project challenges using data modeling techniques. There are 4 data modeling techniques you should get to know as a business analyst, so they can become part of your BA toolbox.
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- Entity Relationship Diagram – A handy tool that helps visualize relationships between key business concepts to encourage business-focused database designs.
- Data Dictionary – A spreadsheet format that enables you to communicate to business stakeholders clearly and in an organized way, eliminating long lists of fields inside use cases or other requirements document.
- Data Mapping – An essential template for a data migration or data integration project that will ensure any data-related issues are discovered and resolved ahead of the last-minute data crunching that often derails big projects.
- Glossary – Along with encouraging more effective communication among stakeholders, clarifying your requirements documents, and helping you learn about a new business domain, a glossary will make the rest of the data modeling techniques easier, as you’ll be working from a clear and unambiguous collection of terms.
Take a look through all 4 of these articles and make yourself more adept at both data modeling and handling tricky project challenges.
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