The Core Data Club process for creating a model was not just to brainstorm fields and tables. We imagineered an organisation, a governance framework, how each element of that might work and then gathered MI definitions and examples which aligned. We did this by creating groups of volunteers who would contribute to each node, and further people who would review.
The detailed steps are as follows:
- Define an organisation example to enable modelling
- Brainstorm an outline governance framework – identify the key nodes and linkages in and around P3M
- Derive the definitions for ‘Governance Nodes’ – assumptions about how they work, their scope, agendas and high-level MI needs to support the agendas.
- For each ‘Governance Node’ collate MI examples / designs to support the agendas.
- Generate a core data definition by consulting the document and report examples offered in Praxis superimposing a simple planning data model derived from a planning tool.
- Go through each Governance Node and extend the core data definition to enable the MI examples collated.
- Design a simple generic way to enable organisations to localise the data model without needing to change fundamental structures
- Generate example data and create a proof of concept cloud-based data model to test the core data definition.
- Revise the core data definition and proof of concept cloud-based data model to generate examples of the MI examples designs to demonstrate achievability.
This is the process any organisation can follow to create your BIG Model