Enterprise modelling (EM) is a method which can be used to create a logical model of an organization. It is prevalent in large, complex organizations and there are well-established standards in use which provide form and inter-operability to EM practices.
EM tools are mature and widely-available.
EM provides a virtual representation of an organization’s structure, inter-relationships and dependencies.
Using EM is beneficial to business continuity management because it supports the understanding of an organization’s critical architecture, processes and resources. Most importantly, it makes visible the complex web of inter-relationships between all of these attributes.
See Benefits of enterprise modelling for business continuity management, by Gary Clarke, MBCI, courtesy of Continuity Central.