Models, symbols, and relations.
With the help of models, symbols, and relations we visualize the business. The need for visualizing is reoccurring in both creating an understanding of work, but also seeing the areas of responsibility, connections, and what resources are needed. We usually resemble the business with a cube, where each side of the cube has its own dimension. By turning the cube we can reach the different dimensions. On the different sides, there are for example interested parties, processes, and organization. Within the processes, we describe what we do, what resources are used and needed, what roles or positions perform or are responsible for the processes, and what requirements are set in the process. All this information can be traced to other parts of the business. For example, the roles and positions we visualize in the processes also belongs in the organizational part of the business, where we show the structure of responsibility. The requirements we visualize in the processes can be traced to the interested party- and relation models. In these models, we can gain a deeper understanding of the requirements put upon us.
The relations between the objects that are used to build up the models is the strength of 2c8. With the help of the relations and their connections, we can stop and see the details of the process, in order to easily move to another dimension.