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Data Modeling Contentious Issues 

Presented by:Karen Lopez

A highly interactive and popular session where attendees evaluate the options and best practices of common and advanced data modeling issues, such as:

  • Party/party role
  • Natural vs. surrogate keys
  • Agile & other modern methods
  • Who does what?
  • Data type precision vs delivery time
  • Standards vs proprietary Modeling
  • Data Modeling patterns

Participants in this session will be presented with an issue along with a range of responses or possible solutions. Participants will vote on their preferred response, then the group as a whole will discuss the results, along with the merits of each possible response. If the specific issue has been discussed in other presentations, a summary of the responses of the other groups will be presented. The goal of this workshop is to help practitioners identify potential points of conflict in data modeling, as well as alternative approaches to resolving the issues.



Karen López is a principal consultant at InfoAdvisors, Inc., a Toronto-based consulting firm. Karen has spoken at several DAMA conferences and DAMA Chapters. She has 20 years of experience in project and data management on large, multi-project programs. Karen specializes in the practical application of data management principles. She wants you to love your data.

Event Details


November 17, 2015


8:30 - 9:00 am - Sign In 
9:00 - 10:15 am - Presentation 
10:15 - 10:30 am - Break, Chapter Announcements
10:30 - 11:30 am - Presentation continued


Standard Insurance Building

900 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

(Take the escalator at the entry down one level to the meeting room)


Free for members!
$15 for guests
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