#1 Rule: Have fun!
Model building is not only fun but also super simple. Once you get the hang of it you will be surprised at how quickly you can build even the most complex models. This tutorial will walk you through everything you need to know to build Process Tempo™ models.
Step One: Determine who your audience will be
This question is critical to choosing between the two model types available in ProcessTempo™: Blueprints or Concept Models.
A quick rule of thumb: if you desire to model something visual in nature, using your own terms then choose a Concept Model. These models often use generic language and only individuals invited to collaborate on a Concept Model can access it's contents.
Use a Blueprint to model specific information that others in your organization can benefit from. The content of a Blueprint model is automatically shared with other members of your domain. Content can appear in search results, in dropdown menus and other parts of the user interface. Do not put anything in a Blueprint you don't want others in your Domain to see.
For more information on Blueprints versus Concept Models please check out this link.
For more information on sharing models within a Team or Domain follow this link.
Step Two: Determine the question you want to answer
As you start building models in Process Tempo™ you will quickly come to realize that if your not careful your models can get very large and very complex. If this is not your desire, consider breaking complex models into smaller ones.
A rule of thumb is to first think of a question you want your model to answer and then stay focused on answering that question. Here are some sample questions to give you an idea:
What are the steps involved with this process and their key dependencies?
What is the lineage of this data, product, or customer?
What are the key roles and responsibilities in my department?
By organizing multiple models in a folder structure that makes sense you can tackle complex questions without sacrificing the models "readability".
For more information about creating and using Folders follow this link.
Additional parts of this tutorial:
Part One: Start with your audience in mind
Part Two: Building your first model
Part Three: Navigating the user interface
Part Four: Organizing and Sharing Models