5.1.8 Value in good modelling
As you learned in the packet tracer activity, modelling is a valuable step in the implementation of an IoE solution. By modelling the potential solution, the changes in the organisation’s processes are visualised. The model can be shared among all stakeholders to ensure an understanding of how the new solutions work and interact.
A model can be a representation of a system. Models help individuals and organisations better understand the processes that are implemented and help identify problem areas. Models help to run 'what if' scenarios that reveal the benefits and impediments to implementing a new solution. When an organisation begins process re-engineering, it is beneficial to use modeling prior to executing any plans.
While modeling may not be easy, the benefits of good modeling outweigh the costs of poor or rushed modeling for most organisations.