We help our clients go from ideation to implementation by first mapping their core concepts, then modeling the data based on how it should be optimally stored.
As a first step, mapping core concepts and modeling the data is the key to getting everyone involved in the project one the same page, having the same understanding of the data model and flow of information.
We help clients explore new business ideas by learning about their goals and desired outcomes. We provide all the diagrams, documentation, and advice needed to begin the engineering phase of the project, whether the client is using our engineering team or their own.
We include our clients in every step of the development process with complete transparency. Our network of professional and highly-skilled consultants will serve as a wellspring of knowledge, advising on and educating clients about design decisions as well as technical implementation.
We create mind-maps, diagrams, and other visual representations of the projects core concepts to help our clients explore their ideas in a low-fidelity manner, which is less expensive, requires less commitment and allows for better estimation.
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Schedule a consultation where we'll discuss your project goals and begin modeling concepts and workflows.
First, we'll discuss your project needs, including your development timeline and engineering budget, as well as your deployment and maintenance expectations.
If time permits, or in subsequent consulting sessions, we'll begin to collaboratively model your project's concepts, entities, behaviors, rules, and workflows.
Finally, we'll consider the needs of the team, i.e. project scope, technology expertise, infrastructure needs, management, monitoring, maintenance, etc.
Next, we'll recommend, qualify, and document, the technology choices needed for the project's successful implementation, which will guide future development.
An entity-relationship diagram is a visual representation that shows the relationships of entity sets, typically as stored in a data store. An entity is an object, a unit of data. An entity set is a collection of similar entities. Entities can have attributes that define its properties. By defining the entities, their attributes, and showing the relationships between them, an ER diagram illustrates the logical structure of a data store.
ER diagrams are useful for documenting a system or process, and looking at the system in multiple ways increases the understanding of that system. They are also necessary for communicating data concepts to non-technical people. ERDs are commonly used in conjunction with a data flow diagram to display the contents of a data store and flow of information. They help us project stakeholders visualize how data is connected in a general way, and are particularly useful for constructing relational databases.