Terms & Definitions

Here are some commonly used terms and definitions:

Terms

Definition

Examples

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

Updated 18 days ago


Terms & Definitions


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