Modeling is an efficient and effective way to represent the organization’s needs; It provides information in a graphical way to the members of an organization to understand and communicate the business rules and processes.
Business Modeling and Data Modeling are the two important types of modeling.
Business Modeling Types:
Business Process Modeling:
Business Process Modeling is an analysis of business processes, often represents a collection of activities that are related to each other. Business Process Modeling is explained in detail under the topics Business Process Modeling & Business Process Modeling Example.
Process Flow Modeling:
Process Flow Modeling is used to graphically describe the various processes that happen in an organization and the relationships between them and it is also known as Work Flow Modeling. A typical Process Flow Diagram contains, several related processes often referred to as UOWs (Unit of Work) in Process Flow Modeling, Arrows and Junctions. Junctions are simply boxes facilitating the branching or joining operation between processes that enter or leave a junction. Process Flow Modeling is explained in detail under the section Process Flow Modeling.
Data Flow Modeling:
Data Flow Modeling focuses on the flow of data between various Business Processes. A typical Data Flow Diagram contains activities, arrows, data stores and external references. Data Flow Modeling is explained in detail under the section Data Flow Modeling.
Data Modeling Types:
These Data Modeling types and their concepts are described in detail under the Data Modeling section.
- Conceptual Data Modeling
- Enterprise Data Modeling
- Logical Data Modeling
- Physical Data Modeling
- Relational Data Modeling
- Dimensional Data Modeling