Grounded Enterprise Modelling
Enterprise models are ussed to represent different aspects of / related-to an organisation / enterprise. Such enterprise models typically take the form of conceptual models expressed in terms of a more specialised, purpose specific, modelling language. For example, in terms of a goal modelling language, a value exchange modelling language, a business process modelling language, or an architecture modelling language, etc. In general, such modelling languages, force modellers to “reduce” the models to mere boxes-and-lines diagrams, where it is left to the names in / on the boxes to provide a linkage to semantically richness, and nuances, of the domain being modelled. In this lecture, we discuss the strategy to ground enterprise models in purpose / domain specific languages on top of a conceptual model expressed in a more generic domain modelling language, where the latter allows modellers to include richer verbalisations of the concepts and their relationships. This will be illustrated in terms of example models in the ArchiMate language, while grounding these on models expressed in the well known fact-based modelling language ORM.
Lecture at NEMO2017
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:00