Entity Relationship Diagram Tutorial (For Business Users)

An Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) is a data model describing how entities (or concepts or things) relate to one another. When created by business analysts or business users, ERDs can be used to understand the business domain, clarify business terminology, and connect business concepts to database structures.

Watch this tutorial to learn how to create and review an ERD with BUSINESS users. We cover conceptual or logical ERDs, that visually show how the terms in your glossary relate to one another and are a great business communication tool.

(This might surprise you as typically ERDs look almost  ridiculously complicated. That’s because most ERDs are automated output from physical database designs, not carefully crafted  abstractions o f business concepts.)

And here’s the link to the Visual Model Sample Pack I mention in the video:

To learn more, check out the blog post at

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