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Business Event Analysis & Modeling (BEAM™)
BEAM™ for Decision Support Systems
Extended Relational Analysis (ERA™)
Structured Query Language (SQL)
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What is User Focused Data Architecture?
The system design technique that allows you to make the most of your best – and cheapest – data consultants.|
With most systems development and data analysis techniques, it’s all about the outside consultants. Their expertise, their methodologies, their development styles, their certifications.
Their billing rates.
If you could quickly and easily extract that expertise and turn it into data blueprints, you would have the foundations for systems that could manage your most critical data effectively and supported your operations well.
Extracting that expertise is what the expensive outside consultants are supposed to do. But things often seem to get lost in translation. Which may explain that high failure rate. ...your in-house experts could do their own data analysis. Your operational experts could describe their business events quickly and cleanly. Your technical experts could document these events clearly and accurately. This design document could become the blueprint for your entire system.
Sound impossible? Think again.
Since 1989, JCK has been devoted to teaching and implementing the principles of User-Focused Data Architecture. UFDA is based on the principle that the users are the data experts in any organization. Sound data architecture should focus on extracting the user's knowledge, clarifying ambiguous defintions, and building understandable data structures. These definitions and structures serve as the basis for system development. The first and most well known UFDA technique is Extended Relational Analysis ™ (ERA), which has been proven for decades. More recent techniques include Business Event Analysis & Modeling ™ (BEAM), which is useful for both Transactional Systems (BEAM TSS) and Decision Support Systems (BEAM DSS).