A picture is worth a thousand words, as they say, and it is important that the layout and formatting of your high-level data model is intuitive and easy to understand. Remember – the main audience for a high-level data model is the business, so keep it approachable and easy to understand. Here are some simple tips:

In building a high-level data model it’s OK to bend the rules of traditional logical and physical data modeling. As long as the core concepts are correct, you can be creative in using different methods of getting the point across to the business audience. For example:

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