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Data Model Storytelling

Press Release 2 Jul 2021 - 22:02 SAST

Data Model Storytelling

Press Release 2 Jul 2021 - 22:02 SAST

By Larry Burns

In “Data Model Storytelling”, author Larry Burns considers how data models can be used with storytelling to bring people together to solve business problems, re-engineer business processes, forge agreements on data meanings, create new business opportunities, and promote data quality and reuse.

The author draws on several disciplines – from storytelling to cognitive behavioural therapy, from landscaping to Human-centred design, from business process re-engineering to domain-driven development, from Agile to object-oriented design.

Aimed at data professionals, the book shows how to navigate the shoals of business and technology change, from Agile development to NoSQL databases to Domain-Driven Development to microservices to cloud computing. Burns has worked in IT for more than 40 years as a database developer, DBA, data modeller, application developer, consultant, and teacher. He currently works for a Fortune 200 company as a data and BI architect and data engineer.