Here are some commonly used terms and definitions:
|Blueprint||Describes the state of the diagram, schema or visualization.
Typically a blueprint is used to describe an alternative variant of the As-Is state.
|To-Be, Target 2023|
|Diagram||Drawing that illustrates or visually explains a thing or idea by outlining its component parts and the relationships among them.||ins-pi’s Business Model Canvas|
|Model||Graphical representation of a concept, system, or structure.||UPM-X Information Model|
|Shape||A pre-defined and customizable form based on a stencil.||General Start Gateway|
|Stencil||A pre-defined re-usable master layout for a shape.||BPMN.shape|
|Table||The physical table (class) in ServiceNow where data is stored.||Business Service [cmdb_ci_service]|
|Element||An instance of an object type.||Human Resources|
|CI||Configuration Item||AIX Server 123|
|Commit||Create a future state element created in Designer into a ServiceNow table||New App 987|
|Real-time Indicator||Colors shapes based on data from a specific field of a physical table in ServiceNow. Refreshes when the diagram is loaded||Background Indicator on Business Criticality|