A business is built on and relays on, a huge amount of information. The content of the information varies, all the way from information about customers and employees to information regarding assets and applications. In order to collect and describe the information that the business so desperately relays on, you use what is called an information model. By creating an information model, you gather and make use of the information in your business. Both by managing it and developing it.
Whilst the information model is static, you can see the process model as a flow. The process model is used to show what activities are performed and in what order to create an expected result, also what resources are needed.
In this blog post, we will explain the steps to create an information model based on a process model by reusing the structure and therefore being able to describe the information being handled in the process. In order to create an information model based on a process model, we created a work method:
Sort objects and draw relations between them
Create table examples for each object
Since we are able to reuse objects between the different models, a connection is made between the process (where we describe how we work) and the information model (where we describe the information).
Below you will find a short description of the method and you can see a complete example as a web publish here.