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Organizational chart in ARIS Elements

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Last time I´ve shown you how to create your start model using structuring model. Today I will show you how to create an Organizational chart. Organizational chart describes organizational structure within the company. It represents important roles of the organization visible and is used for internal and external communication. It consists of elements and relationships between them.

 Basic elements of an organizational chart are:

  • Organizational unit that is used to describe organizational departments and can be assigned to roles and persons.   Organizational unit
  • Position is used to describe position defined by job description and is assigned to persons.  Position
  • Role is similar to position but less formal and can be assigned to multiple persons.  Role
  • Internal person that refers to specific person/employee.   Internal person
  • Location describes local subsidiary (physical place).    Location

The most important relationships in organizational chart are:

   1. Position is organization manager for organizational unit (It answers the question who is responsible for whom?)

Organization manager

   2. Organizational unit is superior for another organizational unit (It answers the question who is superior or inferior?)


   3. Internal person occupies the position (It answers the question what communication channels exist?)



Check the training video to see how to create the organizational chart. The organizational chart in training video might look like this:

Organizational chart

In addition to Organizational chart, ARIS Elements also supports other model types: process landscape, BPMN, Event-driven process, System diagram, Data model and Structuring model.

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