Posts tagged ‘data architecture’

A Individual or an Organization “is-a” Party; all have Roles.

Spent the last couple of weeks helping to design a single place in the logical data structure for all aspects of information a DMV might want to consider. The Customer Information Quality Specification from OASIS provided the basic structure, but a lot of new material is needed to make it work. The key is to allocate the data to the correct place in a hierarchy of Party Types and to the roles that are “playable” by each type. It is a thought provoking exercise. It also make you well aware of the potential data quality pitfalls of mis-allocating data to a less advantageous entity within the overall data architecture. (Note to readers: this is just the beginning ov some very cool stuff.)