0112 People, their personal network and their roles¶
This model describes the metadata elements that describe a person and their roles and contribution in the organization.
name is set to a person's preferred name. The
qualifiedName may be the identifier from an external system or the
employeeNumber and/or some combination of names to ensure it is unique. Then the properties are as follows:
titletakes the courtesy title of the person.
givenNamesis set to a space separated list of names that are not the person's surname (or family name).
initialstakes the first letter of each of a person's given names. The format may include spaces, periods or both to separate the initials.
surnameholds the person's family name.
fullNameallows the storage of the full legal name, leaving the
displayNamefor the person's preferred name and the
qualifiedNameas the employee serial/personnel number plus .
jobTitleis for the person's job title if that is in use in the organization.
employeeNumberis the unique identifier in use in the organization to identify the person - often related to an employment or partnership contract.
employeeTypecode used by the organization, typically to identify the type of contract they have with the organization.
preferredLanguageis on or more spoken or written language identifiers preferred by the person.
isPublicindicates whether the information in the profile can be shared with colleagues or is only visible to the user(s) that connect with one of the linked user identities or systems that are part of the open metadata ecosystem.
The Peer relationship links two people together as peers in an organization. Peers represents a list of a person's close/important colleagues. The perspective on who is a close/important colleague is a personal perspective. Therefore the Peer relationship separates the concept of who has linked to a person (myFollowers) from who they have specifically linked to (myPeers).
The ContributionRecord accumulates achievements of an individual. Specifically Egeria supports Karma Points. These are awarded for participation in open metadata and governance. The number of karma points awarded to the individual is recorded in their ContributionRecord entity.
isPublicindicates whether the values in the contribution record can be shared with colleagues or is only visible to user(s) that connect with one of the linked user identities or systems that are part of the open metadata ecosystem.
karmaPointscaptures the total number of points that the individual has earned from their activity.
Open metadata separates the person from the roles they perform. This is because people often perform many roles and these change over time. Also roles may be put in place before the person is appointed to it and the person appointed can change from time to time.
The PersonRole entity is extended in multiple places to show different types of roles. For example:
The PersonRole entity is linked to a Person entity with the PersonRoleAppointment relationship to show that the person has been appointed. It is common for effectivity dates to be set on this relationship.
People, Roles and Organizations describes how metadata about people is populated and used.
The Organization Integrator OMIS supports the synchronization of information about people between open metadata and external systems.