Session: Fact-Oriented Information Modeling

08:00 AM - 08:50 AM Wed, Apr 21 (US Pacific time)
Enterprise Data World 2021

Data modelers interview business experts, study piles of requirements, talk extensively, and then – hocus pocus – present a diagram with boxes, crows feet, arrows, etc. Such data models can be quite abstract, misunderstood, and perceived unnecessary.

Fact-oriented information modeling is the very opposite of abstract, using natural language to express facts that are intelligible to both business and IT. It does not require an understanding of the magical language of boxes and arrows. Although fact-oriented models can be presented in several diagramming notations, the information can always be expressed in natural language. This gives data modelers, technically skilled people, and business people the benefit of having a fully documented and easily validated model.


Marco Wobben speaking at EDW2021


Conference: Enterprise Data World
Date: 18-23 April 2021
Timezone: US Pacific time
Venue: Sheraton San Diego USA
Discount code (10%): WOBBEN

The survey returned a 5 out of 5 valuation for the session. The collected feedback is added at the bottom of this page as comments.

# Anonymous 2021-05-07 11:09
Clear and precise presentation and speaker. Walked through examples at the right pace and explanation. Really appreciate the effort put in to making this understandable. It could have easily gone down a technical rabbit hole, but did not!
# Anonymous 2021-05-07 11:13
Great overview and survey of FCO-IM methodology and how to apply it to modeling problems.
# Anonymous 2021-05-07 11:14
Provided good use cases and scenarios, showed applicability to downstream products.
# Anonymous 2021-05-07 11:19
Liked the examples and walking through them to explain the concepts.
# Anonymous 2021-05-07 11:20
The concepts were well presented and easy to follow.
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