The DAMA organization has created an enormous body of knowledge called the Data Management Body of Knowkledge (DMBOK). In version 2 they introduced Fact Oriented Modeling for the first time. Both ORM and FCO-IM are condensely described. To illustrate how governance is central in the huge field of data management is shown by the DMBOK Wheel.

CaseTalk supports Fully Communication Oriented Information Modeling (FCO-IM). This method evolved in the early 90's as a continuation on a previous developed method called NIAM. It focuses on the problem domain and not the implementation domain.

Information architecture distinguishes between different layers and compartments, each with specific models. The compartments are then ordered and their models aligned. This article described the compartments and models influenced by CaseTalk and by Fact Based Modeling.