A canonical data model (CDM) is a type of data model that presents data entities and relationships in the simplest possible form. It is generally used in system/database integration processes where data is exchanged between different systems, regardless of the technology used. A canonical data model is also known as a common data model.
Joint application development (JAD) is a prototyping life cycle methodology that uses collaborative JAD workshops to depict the business viewpoint of end users (or customers) for effective solution development. In project development, the historical approach involves individual stakeholder interviews, which may not yield appropriate required output. JAD team workshops are geared toward summarizing and resolving development issues through a joint effort between developers and end users.
JAD process steps are as follows:
JAD enhances user participation, thereby improving specification quality. Projects adhering to the JAD methodology are critical for an organization's future success. JAD is applied to new systems, conversions, enhancements and purchasing. JAD workshops require several key process participants and occur over a three- to five-day period.
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