I work for a state department and we are in the process of developing a logical data model (high level). Unfortunately, the executives feel that it is a waste of resources. What would be a good strategy to get them back in the vision? I will tell them that this is necessary for building our data warehouse, however, I hate to inform them that this will require their input and will take up to two years before they have something they can use.


Sid Adelman's Answer: A high- level logical model should not take two years to develop. It would be worth exploring if other states have already developed models that you could use. Even though it may not exactly fit your requirements, it would save you considerable time and effort. However, the process will require input from these executives. It won't take that much of their time but their input is absolutely necessary. Don't try to give them everything at once. Give them some capability as early as possible.

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