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This presentation is about what to expect before you start database design and what to do if you don't get it. We, as SQL Server Database professionals, apply technology solutions to meet business needs. The problem is that sometimes we're expected to meet business needs that aren't well defined, or not defined at all. We'll discuss the requirements side of data modeling and how it prepares a database developer to design and build the right solution. Then, we will cover typical scenarios where critical business definition elements are missing and what the database professional can do make up for the missing requirements pieces and produce a successful result.
About Bob:Bob Lambert, a consultant with CapTech Consulting with over 25 year experience in data management, business intelligence, application development, and system architecture, is an accomplished database professional who since 2003 has worked with SQL Server 2000, 2005, and 2008.
In recent assignments he has served as a project lead/data architect on data management/business intelligence projects in health care, real estate, and financial services. Bob's previous projects include serving as technical project manager on a pioneering data warehouse for the Navy Bureau of Medicine and developing and administering an extensive data management/BI training program for a Fortune 200 financial services company.
Bob has published a number of articles on topics as varied as row-level security, project management, data management, and systems analysis. He speaks at SQL Saturday and Code Camp events, has taught data modeling-related topics for over 15 years, and currently teaches data modeling in Virginia Commonwealth University's Executive MS in IT program.