Why Data Models Can’t Be Verified … and Why Data Modelers Remain Under-Empowered – Data Model Week
In the real world, we communicate with sentences … just like we are doing now. If a “data model” can’t support writing meaningful and consistent sentences, then surely something is amiss. Business rules are always sentences, so you can see where I’m going with this.
So I come to this radical and provocative suspicion: The reason data models remain so often disconnected from other things in the business and IT, and why data modelers generally so under-empowered, is that data modeling practices have been removed them from direct engagement with business logic. Shouldn’t be that way. Won’t ever work well.
I’m sure there are a whole lot of people who disagree with me. So I am going to write a series of posts this week on the subject … and call this ‘data model’ week.
Tags: Business Rules, data model limitations, data models, sentences
Ronald G. Ross
Ron Ross, Principal and Co-Founder of Business Rules Solutions, LLC, is internationally acknowledged as the “father of business rules.” Recognizing early on the importance of independently managed business rules for business operations and architecture, he has pioneered innovative techniques and standards since the mid-1980s. He wrote the industry’s first book on business rules in 1994.