Setup Basic Dossier Structure

A dossier is a logical part of a cabinet. A dossier contains folders where you store your data in.

Create a Default Structure

In order to store your data in the database optimized for reuse and maintenance we suggest to follow the next setup of cabinets, dossiers and folders.

  1. Create a cabinet with the name of the Organization you create the visualization for, for instance: 'My Smart Company'
  2. Create a dossier with the program, project or name of the solution or architecture, for instance: 'Our Digital Future'
  3. Create four folders: Data, Models, Views and Visualizations
  4. Create three main folders in the data folder: strategy, architecture, transformation
  5. Create in the Strategy folder subfolders with the items that make up the strategy
    1. For instance: Identity, Stakeholders, Environment, Culture, Mission, Vision of themes, Values, Ambition, Strategic starting points, Goals, Objectives, Requirements and Issues
  6. Create in the Architecture folder subfolders with the items that are part of architecture
    1. For instance: Concepts, Elements, Principles, Rules, Situations
    2. For instance: Markets, Clients, Products, Services, Processes, Applications, Databases, Interfaces, Networks, Servers, Clients
  7. Create in the Transformation folder subfolders with the items that are part of your Business Change, Program and Project environment
    1. For instance: Business Cases, Programs, Projects, Deliverables, Milestones, Phases, Stages
  8. Create per model a subfolder in 'Models' and in every models folder create a folder 'Relationships' to put the relationships for that model in
  9. Create per visualization a subfolder 'Visualization' and per visualization folder a subfolder 'Visual Items', to administer the visual items for that visualization in

Screenshot Example Structure


Tip: If you create a cabinet with the type 'Architecture Cabinet', the structure above is created automatically for 1 dossier.