EiM is a minimizing, top-down construction methodology based on the use of comprehensive, bottoms-up validated architectural elements. This allows modeling an enterprise to any level of detail, starting at any architectural level or level of data population, with the assurance subsequent development and changes to the business will fit neatly within the architectural space alloted or created, and is integral, consistent, and compatible with existing resources, definition, governance, commitments and business goals and objectives.
The application of iEM was designed and developed around the largest possible application to allow the modeling effort to be quickly scaled and tailored as needed for all other business domains and applications by modeling only what is needed, when it is needed.
Applications of EiM apply, detail and populate only the elements needed and/or required to support the specific purpose of the modeling.
This enables and assures small applications are agile and affordable, leveraging the quality and value obtained by the use of a complete set of validated architectural elements.
In other situations a higher level of detail and content and a slightly different perspective are required to focus into a specific set of capabilities and the associated series of activities and effected elements.
The Ability to Scale the Application is An Inherent Quality of a Model
Modeling an enterprise is an additive process. As such, the level of detail and effort to be afforded in any specific application is naturally commensurate to the specific needs and requirements of the specific enterprise.
As with building models, in some situations an average level of detail and content within the scale of a model and a certain perspective of it are sufficient.