Information System

An InformationSystem stores, modifies and presents information that the business requires.
An InformationSystem can be planned or existing and is specified by a number of different aspects depending on the state of the system.
If the system is already implemented and working in the organization a verbal description of the systems functionality is often all that is required in order to give a satisfactory description view of the business area.
If however the system is not existing but instead a requirement put forward by parts of the organization during the business analysis alternative ways of getting the system in place should be described.
If the system is under development relations to the functional model and the data model for the system should be described.

InformationSystem properties

The InformationSystem tab

Property Metamodel name Description
Short Description ShortDescription Short verbal description.
Breaks Down To BreaksDownTo Relation to components that describes this InformationSystem.
Links to: Application Architecture Diagram, Business Diagram, Business Object, Business Object Model, Class Diagram, Conceptual Data Model, Data Flow Diagram, Data Model Diagram, Dialog Model, Information System, Relational Diagram, Use Case Diagram, Workflow Diagram, Work Model.
System short name SystemShortName Short name for this Information System
# of users NumberOfUsers Number of employees or computers with access to this Information System
System type SystemType A short characteristic of the information system
Choices are:
Installed release InstalledRelease Name or number for the current installed release of this Information System
Installation date InstallationDate
Project plans ProjectPlan Link to Work Models showing the project plans for this Information System
Links to: CPM Diagram, Work Breakdown Structure, Work Model.

The Responsibility tab

Property Metamodel name Description
System responsibility SystemResponsibility Description of system responsibilities
System owner SystemOwner Link to entity that owns this system
Links to: Business Connection, Business Function, External Entity, Interest Group, Organization Unit, Person, Position, Resource, Role.
System procedures SystemProcedures Link to descriptions of system related processes
Links to: Document, External Document, Workflow Diagram.
System vendor SystemVendor Link to entity that sells this system
Links to: Business Connection, Business Function, External Entity, Interest Group, Organization Unit, Person, Position, Resource, Role.
System support SystemSupport Link to entity that supports this system
Links to: Business Connection, Business Function, External Entity, Interest Group, Organization Unit, Person, Position, Resource, Role.

The Interfaces tab

Property Metamodel name Description
Interface HasInterface Link to Interfaces that may be called for this InformationSystem
Links to: Interface.

The Techniques tab

Property Metamodel name Description
Use technique UseTechnique Links to technique instructions
Links to: Document, External Document, Technique.
Tool Tool Link to tool-specifications for this result
Links to: External Document, Information System.
Good Practice examples GoodPractice Link to files showing good examples
Links to: All templates.

 

 

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