The DAMA organization has created an enormous body of knowledge called the Data Management Body of Knowkledge (DMBOK). In version 2 they introduced Fact Oriented Modeling for the first time. Both ORM and FCO-IM are condensely described. To illustrate how governance is central in the huge field of data management is shown by the DMBOK Wheel.

CaseTalk supports Fully Communication Oriented Information Modeling (FCO-IM). This method evolved in the early 90's as a continuation on a previous developed method called NIAM. It focuses on the problem domain and not the implementation domain.

Information architecture distinguishes between different layers and compartments, each with specific models. The compartments are then ordered and their models aligned. This article described the compartments and models influenced by CaseTalk and by Fact Based Modeling.

Information systems are meant to automate the repetetive tasks of the employees of your business. Systems administer data relevant to it's business owners and users (E.g.: people, places, things, events and reasons). Designing these systems requires lists of datamodels, proces models, database models, schemas and diagrams with object classes, procedures, documentation sets, and lots more.

CaseTalk as the conceptual modelling tool is for technical system developers somewhat difficult to place in the development life cycle. For this reason we'll show you a perspective which will firmly place its position in the cycle every IT related employee or consultant is part of.