Workshop FBM

With Fact Based Modeling a strong foundation is built for clear structure and communication in your organization.

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How do you record information in a comprehensible and structured way?

De people in your organization regularly communicate inefficiently? Do you experience a gap between business and IT? Do you need unambiguous functional and technical specifications? Fact Based Modeling (FBM) has proven itself to be the most efficient approach to make knowledge applicable in natural language, which in turn benefits all stakeholders.

PNA’s FBM workshop gives you direct access to your knowledge from the source. Our instructors have extensive practical experience and have actively contributed to various world standards. Moreover, by means of an introduction to cogNIAM®, we make connections between processes, rules, data and semantics.

Open workshop FBM, High Tech Campus Eindhoven:

17 & 20 May 2021

Due to COVID-19 our workshops are temporarily offered virtually.

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What will you learn during this workshop?

  • You will learn to model data structures based on practical examples consistently and understandably and to define used term in relation to each other.
  • Create high quality FBM models based on the PNA guidelines.
  • How to validate your FBM models by consulting domain experts within your organization.
  • How to link FBM models to the relevant source documents in legislation and regulations and/or your internal policy documents.
  • How to relate information structures and concepts to the processes and rules within your organization using cogNIAM®.

About Fact Based Modeling

Fact Based Modeling, known by variants such as NIAM, ORM, FCO-IM en cogNIAM,is the most effective method to compose conceptual information structures and data definitions. The method, based on natural language, facilitates optimal interaction with domain experts and results in the complete securing of knowledge.

The unique advantages

PNA has been involved in developing FBM for over 40 years. In the workshop we share our knowledge and experience with FBM and we provide guidelines for a best practice.

You get the knowledge directly from the source. PNA helped to develop the world standards FBM, ORM, FCO-IM and cogNIAM®. Our teachers have extensive practical experience at (inter)national organizations and were actively involved in developing the world standards SBVR, BPMN 2.0 and DMN.

Bring your own business case. Use an example from your own organization and directly apply your newfound knowledge. After the workshop you can directly apply FBM in your organization.


The cogNIAM® method

During this workshop we use cogNIAM, a method developed by PNA. A method to map, not only processes, but also data models, rules and semantics of an organization. Because of the simple rules that make up this method, it can be learned by any knowledge worker. Using this method, knowledge becomes structured and integrated into a knowledge model. From this model the knowledge can be used productively within the organization in many different ways and disciplines. For example:

  • To demonstrate that the organization complies with the set rules.

  • As a starting point for an IT project to save valuable analysis time.

  • To introduce new employees to the processes within the organization.

Signup Workshop FBM

    High Tech Campus, Eindhoven

  • 2-day workshop from 10:00 till 17:00 including lunch.
  • 4 possible start dates.
  • Available in Dutch and English.
  • €1300,- (excluding VAT) per participant. Max. 8 participant per workshop

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    Inhouse / Locatie of choice

  • Determine your specific learning goals together with our instructor.
  • Custom made curriculum with a business case from your practice.
  • Optional: in-house coaching afterwards.
  • Available in Dutch and English.

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