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An Example Conceptual Data Model Diagram


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.

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