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Karen’s Rules for Being Lazy

Jun 1, 2015   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, Data Modeling, DLBlog, Project Management  //  No Comments

 

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My Dataversity Heart of Data Modeling webinar this month was titled The Best Data Modeler is a Lazy Data Modeler.

In this presentation I discuss tips for automating more of the mindless tasks in data modeling (printing, publishing, complex by rote naming of objects and more).  My rules for when to automate a task:

  • Don’t spend time doing things that a computer is faster and better at
  • Automation is your friend
  • Don’t try to automate everything at once
  • Don’t try to rebuild an entire data modeling tool in a script
  • Focus modeling time on mindful things, not mindless ones
  • If you’ve automated it, you must ask vendors to make it a feature in their tool

Check out the recording when it goes live this week.  And if you have examples of automation that we didn’t cover, let me know.  I’d love to talk about them (and use them in my own data modeling activities).

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