May 20, 2011 2 Comments
In my continuing series of posts on software diagrams, I give you an example conceptual data model diagram. As you probably know, a logical and physical data model should be created after this and I should be posting those shortly.
The conceptual data model is intended for a large group of stakeholders including the users and customers of the system. Therefore, it should be in a notation and format that they understand. That is what I strived to do below.
This is an actual diagram I made for a client (scrubbed of course) that was used to build a $15 million/year system. It took 40 people about 2 years to build. The system was intended to give scholarships to medical students in hopes that they would then serve at a underserved medical site after graduation.
Enjoy! Contact me if you want the original Visio file.