You’ve Just Inherited a Data Model: Now What

By: Josh Howard

Abstract: Presented by: Karen Lopez | InfoAdvisors

You’ve Just Inherited a Data Model: Now What

Presented by: Karen Lopez | InfoAdvisors |@datachick

Embarcadero recently had a three day online event called DataRage on May 25th through the 27th where we had dozens of experts present various data and database related topics. One of my favorite presentations was from Karen Lopez of InfoAdvisors where she went through the scenario of what to do when you inherit a data model. Many of you have faced this same situation when you inherit a 3rd party data model from a data model pattern like our own Universal Data Model template, substituting for a colleague, or inheriting a data model from someone who is no longer with the organization. If you have ever found yourself in this precarious situation, then you will benefit from Karen’s presentation and the 5 steps she recommends taking in this situation.

Don’t miss this presentation now streaming on Embarcadero’s Channel E.

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You can find some of Karen’s other work on our website. She gave another great presentation last year called Five Classic Data Modeling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. Karen also has a number of data modeling whitepapers available for download.

Karen López is Principal Consultant of InfoAdvisors. She has more than twenty years of experience in helping organizations implement large, multi-project programs. In her role as an IT project manager she has coached many architects and developers on how to stay focused on the real goals of their projects. She wants you to see your models used, enjoyed, and respected. She is also the Moderator of InfoAdvisors/ IRM discussion groups, an online community of several thousand data management professionals. For more information, visit

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