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Purpose & Scope
Learning objectives
Information structuring

Incomplete capability

  • The information have a structure that restricts the processing of information in isolated IT-systems.

  • Information is not possible to exchange/access in processable form between needed IT-systems.


  • Understanding the purpose information structures and can give examples of how particualar structures can be used.

  • Being aware of the need of translate information structures between softwares with different information models.

Performed capability

  • Structures are partly isolated, and a comprehensive view of the information cannot be presented. All desired views cannot be provided.

  • Information is possible to exchange/access in restricted form without loss of content features between a few of needed IT-systems.


Managed capability

  • The information have a structure that can provide all relevant views of the system.

  • Information is possible to exchange/access in fully processable form without any loss of content features between all used IT-systems

To effectively manage a complex system over its lifecycle, configuration information need to be structured in several different ways, providing “views” of the system that meets particular purposes for various stakeholders. E.g functional and physical breakdowns, maintenance structures and spacial structures, etc.

The configuration information is often created and managed in different IT-systems, e.g. a requirements database, a CAD-system, a Logistic Support analysis tool, a technical documentation database, etc. Each IT system has a particular way of defining and structuring the information.

The information structures that are created to mature the system over its lifecycle usually need to connect information from different IT systems together, creating the adequate views of the system configuration for particular stakeholders’ purposes.

Information modelling is a means to define the objects that carries the information and the allowed relationships between the objects. The information model is used in integrations to automate the information exchange between IT-systems.


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