Data Base Design Analyst: Designs logical and physical databases and coordinates database development as part of the project team, applying knowledge of database design standards and database management system: Reviews project request describing database user needs. Estimates time and cost required to accomplish the project. Determines if a project requires creating a series of new programs or modifying existing programs that access data stored in databases. Attends specification meeting with project team workers to determine the scope and limitations of the project. Reviews workflow chart developed by PROGRAMMER-ANALYST to understand tasks computer will perform, for example updating records. Reviews procedures in database management system manuals for making changes to the data base, for example, defining, creating, revising, and controlling database. Revises company definition of data as defined in the data dictionary (information about data, including name, description, source of the data item, and key words for categorizing and searching for data item descriptions). Determines and enters changes to data dictionary descriptions, including type, structure, and intended use of data within the system, using the computer or assigns data entry work to the programmer. Develops data model describing data elements and how they are used, following procedures and using pen and template or computer software. Creates a description to enable PROGRAMMER-ANALYST to understand how programs should access data. Writes a description of how the user accesses data, referred to as a logical database. Writes physical database description, for example, location, space requirements, and access method, to protect company data resources against unauthorized access and accidental destruction, according to computer industry standards and knowledge of database management system. May also specialize in adding, deleting, and modifying data items in the data dictionary and be designated Data Dictionary Administrator (profess. and kin.). Workers typically specialize in one or more types of database management systems.