Blogposts around the TDWI Roundtable Frankfurt.
Fact-Oriented Modeling (FOM) stands for a family of fact-oriented conceptual modeling methods. FOM facilitates easier communication about the conceptual model between the modeler and the domain expert by verbalization of concrete examples in the language of the domain expert, a design process as a guide for creating the model and the focus on elementary facts. The most popular methods in this family are Cognition Enhanced Natural Language Information Analysis Method (CogNIAM), Second Generation Object Role Modeling (ORM 2) and Fully Communication Oriented Information Modeling (FCO-IM).
If everything would happen at the same time, there would be no need to store historic data. We, the consumers of data, would know each and everything at the same instant. Beside all the other philosophical impacts, if time wouldn’t exists, is data still necessary?
(Un)fortunately time exists and data architects, data modelers and developers have to deal with it in the world of information technology.
In this category about temporal data I will collect all my blogposts about this fancy topic.
Training, seminar and workshop - these terms are often used synonymously. They all refer to further education and training events, but the objectives differ. Roughly speaking, seminars convey theoretical knowledge, trainings are practically oriented and workshops provide a framework in which the participants can acquire knowledge themselves.
If you would like to be trained in the usage of a new software or method, such as dealing with temporal data, training is a suitable option. Because you can learn and practice how the program or method works by yourself.
There is a new process for reporting company figures in your company that affects the presentation of your data in your data warehouse? Then it's time for a seminar that will give you the necessary know-how about the process.
You want to create a new application for the customers of your data warehouse and don't know how the dashboard should be designed? Then a creative workshop, e.g. with design thinkers to help the BI team, is exactly the right thing. Completely new ideas and solutions can be developed detached from everyday business.