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Data Engineering by Brian Shive

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Chapter 3

The Value Chain for Designing and Building, Called Engineering

We took a couple of weeks away from our business training since Luke was busy with school work and had suffered a cold and a mild bout with the flu bug. As he regained his health and acquired a chunk of free time, we returned to our preparation for his summer lemon business.

My next educational objective was to illustrate how value chains and data models can be designed with systematic discipline while still allowing for huge creativity and expressiveness. My 34 years of IT work are laced with ad hoc, extemporaneous improvisations that tried to reinvent value chain and ...

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