Guiding Principles

Shape styles should be consistent for the entire enterprise and defined in advance before you start modelling.
    • Shape definitions can be changed by the user in the class definition table.
    • Pre-defined shapes cannot be changed by the user.
    • Pre-defined shape colors represent a grouping e.g. portfolio.
    • Make Diagrams visually attractive by using minimum four (4) colors.
    • Avoid using too many colors.
    • Add legends to the Diagram when using colors to express indicators e.g. risk.
    • Use collapsible Containers to reduce complexity in models.
    • Remove not relevant artifacts from the Diagram.
    • Add a name, description, purpose, version and contact name to the Diagram to help consumers understand it better.