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Develop Enterprise Models - A to Z - Standards, Working Techniques, Methods

Standards, Methods, Working Techniques for Enterprise Modelling

Target Group: Business Architects, Enterprise Architects, Process Owner, Business Analysts, Project Manager, System Designer


Unternehmensmodelle - Business ArchitectureModels serve as base to analyze and manage business processes, systems, business rules - or generally the company. In the field of workshops "BPM and notations" the possibilities of displaying the different contents were discussed. But how can we develop and maintain the required models systematically?

This workshop introduces the methods of model-based enterprise development. Modeling is understood as an engineering-technical achievement that is planned, comprehensible, and systematically provided. We discuss typical questions in modeling: How can I systematically collect information from experts and stakeholders? How is this information formalized and converted into a model? How do I "scope" business processes or use cases? How can I evaluate and ensure the quality of my models? In other words, we discuss the elements of a modeling method. Participants of the course are able to organize and systematically implement their own modeling projects.

Participants acquire knowledge  about:

  • Basic principles of business modeling: content, notations, structure
  • Methods and Techniques of company modeling: disciplines and roles in projects
  • Stakeholders and views: Who needs what information?

Participants acquire the following skills:

  • Define Architecture: What content does my project need? How is the content organized?
  • Team organization: What disciplines and roles does my project need?
  • Implementing projects: How do the different roles work together? How can I assess the quality of my projects?


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Workshop: Develop Enterprise Models - A to Z - Standards, Working Techniques, Methods

Business process models, Glossaries, Business Rules, and other models are valuable corporate assets. Creating and maintaining models must be systematic, planned, and comprehensible. The course introduces the methods and techniques of business modeling and shows possible solutions for frequently asked questions: How can I collect and manage requirements? How can I create and organize business process models? How complex should a model be? How do I "cut" business processes, use cases, or decisions? What are the connections between models? How can I present and evaluate them? How do I rate the quality of models?

The workshop looks at the basics of business modeling and provides practical insights. Participants get an introduction to the topic "Enterprise Modeling" and can apply the concepts to their own problems. Examples underpour the knowledge that has been imparted, and participants are asked to bring in their own problems. The aim is to transfer knowledge in a practical way.

Content: Enterprise Models - A to Z
  1. Architecture, Method, Process - A Framework for Enterprise Modeling

    We need a framework for our modeling methodology. To do this, we use Ivar Jacobson's idea of a corporate philosophy and the Zachman-Framework for Enterprise Architecture™. The architecture provides the framework for the organization and structure of our models, the method describes step-by-step how individual models are created, the process context, the individual disciplines of a method and practically implements them. When discussing the required disciplines, the theory becomes practical and applicable.
    1. A framework for enterprise modeling
      1. Architecture = Structure
      2. Method and working techniques = develop content
      3. Process = Apply methods and disciplines in practice
      4. Disciplines in Business Modeling
      5. What disciplines do we need?
        Overview Disciplines: Architecture Management, Business Process Analysis, Business Rule Management, Requirements Management, and More
        The process view
    2. Disciplines in Business Modeling
    3. Disciplines in Business Modeling
      1. What disciplines do we need?
      2. Overview Disciplines: Architecture Management, Business Process Analysis, Business Rule Management, Requirements Management, and More
    4. The process view
  2. Enterprise Architecture and Architecture Management
    Various sources define enterprise architecture very differently. We see enterprise architecture as a means of structuring and organizing business models, and secondly as a discipline of business modeling.
    We introduce common architectural frameworks and apply them from practical questions: What content do we want to present? How are they linked? How do we organize our business model?
    1. Enterprise Architecture Frameworks
      1. The "Zachman-Framework for Enterprise Architecture"™
      2. What content do we need?
    2. Enterprise architecture as a discipline
    3. Select content and presentation tools
    4. "View Alignment" - How are contents related?
    5. Architecture Management
  3. Vocabulary and Vocabulary Management
    Without understanding the concepts used, we build on quicksand. We cannot represent and analyze business processes, business logic, or other views without defining the terms used. However, the definition of the vocabulary is a means to an end - in any case, we must avoid the "analysis paralysis".
    I show how to build a vocabulary, what problems can occur when creating and managing a vocabulary, and show examples of how to use the vocabulary to analyze business processes and business logic.
      1. Glossary versus vocabulary
        1. What is a vocabulary?
        2. Defining concepts
      2. Relationships between concepts - The Fact Model
      3. Create a vocabulary - Textual analysis, interviews, question techniques
        1. Textual analysis
        2. Interviews
        3. Questionaries, Question techniques
      4. Using the vocabulary
        1. Life cycle of business objects
        2. Scoping business processes
      5. Fact model, Business Rules, Business Events
  4. Business Process Analysis - Process, Communication, Process Control
    Business processes are central and unifying objects of our modeling approach. Business processes are manifold, different views of the process are necessary. Processes are often presented in too detailed detail and at a very low level of strength. This limits understanding and maintenance. We discuss the concept of Business Process and create an understanding of End-to-End-Business Processes. We compare production and service processes and derive necessary views on the Business Process. We use the vocabulary to scope and describe processes. With the help of examples, process decomposition and process composition are tested and compared. Finally, we look at current developments in process analysis.
    1. What is a business process?
      1. Business process concept and end-to-end processes
      2. Production process vs. service process
      3. Views at a business process
    2. Delimiting and structuring processes
      1. The "Process Map" - Management, Core and Support Processes
      2. Structure processes
    3. Analyze business processes
      1. Process decomposition versus process composition
      2. Describe Business Processes in detail
      3. Analyzing processes
    4. Case Management
      1. Process or case?
      2. Describe cases
  5. Analyze Business Rules and Business Logic
    Business Process Models and the presentation of Business Logic go hand in hand. Without looking at the Business Rules, the Business Process Models are incomplete. Issues such as compliance can only be addressed through systematic management of Business Rules and Business Decisions. The analysis and management of Business Rules and Business Decisions is a separate discipline.
    1. Understanding Business Logic
    2. Business Logic as guidance for Business Process Activities
      1. Business rules and decisions
      2. Business rules as restrictions on concepts, processes, and other artifacts
    3. Capture business rules and display them in natural language - RuleSpeak
      1. Textual analysis for business rules
      2. Apply RuleSpeak
    4. Decisions and Decision Management
      1. Identify decision points in the business process
      2. Analyze Decisions - DMN and The Decision Model
      3. Use Cases for Decision Management
  6. Requirements Management
    Requirements are often considered only with reference to the implementation of processes and functions in an IT system. However, we must also systematically assess and evaluate business requirements and technical requirements.
    1. What is a requirement?
      1. Professional versus system requirements
      2. Requirements and change management
    2. Vision, mission, goals, influencing factors, stakeholders and requirements
      1. Motivation - What are the company's goals?
      2. Identifying stakeholders and influencing factors
    3. Requirements analysis
      1. Stakeholder analysis
      2. SWOT Analysis
    4. Requirements and their implementation
  7. Organize the modeling process - Apply methods
    A method describes the steps required to create specific content. There are close links between the disciplines. Results are exchanged and updated between disciplines. There is a feedback between the disciplines. We need to implement the method with the resources available. We need to evaluate the quality of the artifacts created and adjust the method and process accordingly. All of this is the subject of the modeling process.
    1. Principles of a Modeling Process and Architectural Principles
      1. Iterative Development - How do disciplines play together?
      2. Architecture and process organization
      3. What does "process-centric" development mean?
    2. Phases and iterations
    3. Agile approach
      1. Agility - Scrum, Disciplined Agile Delivery
      2. Milestones and quality

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