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Business Model Standard

IRM Standard 6, Version 1

A business model is critical to business process re-engineering and quality initiatives. Modeling business functions facilitates making decisions and planning.Business Model

Issued: July 1, 1994

Effective: Agencies and information resource communities must comply by October 31, 1994.

Applicability: Who cares about this standard? All agency and information resource community executives, managers and information resource management personnel. When does it apply? Always.

Audience (general, technical, executive, etc.): Agency and information resource community executives, managers and information resource management personnel.

Purpose of Standard: A business model is critical to business process re-engineering and quality initiatives. Modeling business functions facilitates making decisions and planning.

Standard Requirements: Agencies and information resource communities must create a high level functional business model that includes a description of all functions. Each function must be a major business component that has a well-defined and cohesive role in fulfilling the organization's mission.

The high level functional business model must address the management of the organization's information resources to assure compliance with statutory requirements on public access to data, rights of subjects of government data, and records management.

Compliance: What constitutes compliance? Agencies and information resource communities must have readily available for examination:

  • A high level functional business model that briefly describes each organizational function.
How will compliance be measured? Evidence of compliance will be subject to examination.

References: Source of Standard: Minnesota Office of Technology Statewide Information Resource Management Policies
Source of more information: Minnesota Office of Technology

Public Policy: Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13 (Minnesota Government Data Practices Act); Chapter 15.17 (Official Records Act); Chapter 138.17 (Government Records Act); and all other state and federal statutory requirements relating to data practices and records management.