So, why business terms
and why oil and gas?
Well, computer systems
exist to solve business problems. Not because geeks want to
take over the world and we like bright shiny objects... Since
PPDM was based on the oil and gas industry and the author is
familiar with it, let’s use it. The book will have two flows
through out it; introduction of the PPDM data model and where / how
to use what was introduced in capturing and creating a oil &
gas metadata repository.
A foundational piece in
any computer system is terminology or semantics. I am not
going to get into the semantics discussion but instead what to
present approximate. 100 oil and gas business terms that can be
rolled up into business functions/processes.
These terms will be
mapped to corresponding places in the PPDM.