Version 3 of Modelio introduced the concept of model fragments, and projects made up of these fragments. The distribution of these model fragments via the network opened the way to World Wide Modeling technology (WWM). By composing the same set of model fragments in different ways, it became possible to give each and every participant in the organization the exact project view which corresponds to his/her activities. Like the web, there is no “central server” with WWM. The organization is highly decentralized, which allows the most open and agile cooperation modes.
When the number of fragments, users, roles, projects and their combinations increases, Constellation provides a solid tool support for their daily management:
- Where are the many fragments dispatched?
- Who is responsible for them, who is using them?
- How are the many projects configured, in terms of fragment assembly, responsibilities and access rights?
- How active are the projects, what is their status?
These questions are related to project/fragment portfolio management, and more generally to governance issues. This is where the main Constellation functionality comes in: organizing and managing collaborative (distributed) World Wide Modeling projects, both with regard to the content of these projects and to the management of the teams and individuals who work on them (rights, viewpoints on the project, and so on.).