Principles for information models

In order to establish information models that will be common to public enterprises, we need common, basic design principles. Therefore, take into consideration these nine principles in the enterprises' work with information models.

Version: 1.0
Status: published
Publication date: 17. june 2022

All principles for information models
coherent principle of information models


Models should be coherent across the different phases of the modeling process and across levels of abstraction.

User focus principle of information models.

User focus

Models should be as simple as possible to meet user needs, and should be easily understood by different user groups.

terminology principle of information models


Models should be established in accordance with existing terms and definitions, as far as possible.

documentation principle of information models


Models should have documentation that can adapted for different user groups.

accessibility principle for information models


Models should be accessible in standard formats.

reuse and exchange of data principle of information models

Reuse and exchage of data

Models should support reuse, exchange and sharing of data in and between companies.

Modularity principle of information models


Models should be divided up into reusable modules.

Stable and extendable principle of information models

Stable and extendable

Models should be stable and extendable. New versions should be developed as needed, in contact with user groups and within a defined management regime.

Tool independence principle of information models

Tool independence

Models should be independent of any specific technologies or tools.