Amsterdam Information management Model (AIM)

The Amsterdam Information management Model (AIM) provides a mapping of the relationships between organization and information.

Type

Framework

Owner

The Amsterdam Information management Model is owned by the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Its custodians are the Program for Research in Information Management (also known as Primavera).

Brief history and description

AIM was developed at the University of Amsterdam (paper: Abcouwer, A.W., Maes, R. Truijens, J. (1997), ‘Contouren voor een generiek model voor informatie-management’, Tijdschrift Informatie en Management.). It can be used as a tool for positioning and interrelating information management functions. It can be applied to the areas of business-IT alignment and sourcing, and can be of use when considering IT governance. It offers a high level view of the entire scope of information management; its main application is in the analysis of organization and responsibilities.

AIM can be used to support strategic discussions in three different ways, as shown in the diagram below.


The Nine Square framework (original Dutch name “het Negenvlak”)

 

AIM, originally known as “het negenvlak” (the nine square framework or nine-square) connects the two dimensions of management and information as the central components for Information Management. The dotted line demarks the scope of Business-IT alignment.

Target Audience

The framework was developed for information managers, enterprise architects and IT architects.

User communities and groups

University of Amsterdam

 

Official publisher

University of Amsterdam, Program for Research in Information Management (Primavera).

Original paper: (Dutch)

Abcouwer, A.W., Maes, R. Truijens, J. (1997), ‘Contouren voor een generiek model voor informatie-management’, Tijdschrift Informatie en Management.

The model was further enhanced by Maes in the period from 1999 to 2003 in a series of working papers: (English)

Maes, R. (1999) A Generic Framework for Information Management, Primavera workingpaper series 1999-03.

Accreditations and qualifications

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Tooling

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Links

Official Sites Primavera home page
User groups and communities Primavera community
Publications Primavera publications page
Accreditations and Qualifications The Academy for Information & Management (AI&M)
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