Discover the history and key capabilities of SAP PowerDesigner (it’s more than just a data modelling tool), and how it can make life easier for you in Data Governance and Database Development. This session will show you why you must not use Excel or Visio for data modelling, and find out just how easy it is to get started with PowerDesigner. Also discover the hidden power of PowerDesigner’s unique customisation capabilities, such as automating the creation of audit tables.
Wednesday June 10th, from 13:00 to 15:00 British Summer Time
As the author of “Data Modeling Made Simple with PowerDesigner”, I am in a unique position to provide your organisation with the insights and knowledge you need to understand PowerDesigner, and how to make best use of it.
I can deliver off-the-shelf PowerDesigner training in the tool’s capabilities, as well as training geared towards data modellers and data architects, which can be tailored to suit your environment if you choose. If you need training geared towards other users of PowerDesigner, please contact me to discuss your needs.
Please click on “Tool Training/expertise” at the top of this page to find out more.
In 2011 I co-authored “Data Modeling Made Simple with PowerDesigner” with Steve Hoberman. From the title it’s obvious that data modellers were the primary audience, though I did my best to structure the book so that other users of PowerDesigner could make use of it. The book also contains Steve Hoberman’s work on ‘how to do’ data modelling, so I inevitably had to make some compromises in the PD content. I’m sure nobody would have bought a 1,000 page book that weighs 3 Kg and costs over $120.
I’m currently planning the second edition of the book, and I intend to address the compromises, to ensure that we create material of interest to the whole PD market. A number of readers have been kind enough to point out the compromises that they’ve noticed, and to suggest topics to be included later on.
Here’s my challenge to you
What would you regard as essential knowledge for PowerDesigner users, and just has to be included in the future book (or books – there will probably be more than one)?
for any PD user
for portal users
for PD ‘super-users’, those people who like to push the tool to the limit
for PD administrators
for a given type of user
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Steve Hoberman is looking for an author or budding author, to write a book on the subject of data modelling and XML. This could include topics such as how to reverse engineer an XML schema into a Logical or Conceptual data model, maybe even a UML class model.
If you’re an experienced XML or messaging architect and you like the sound of a collaboration, please contact me. I have some ideas of my own for such a book. A key subject would have to be the steps you go through to convert a ‘logical’ view of data into a set of hierarchical schemas.