Bridging the gap between business models and system models

Abstract

This paper discusses links that may be made between process models and UML software specification techniques, working from an argument that the whole complexity of organisational activity cannot be captured by UML alone. The approach taken is to develop a set of use cases which would be capable of providing information support to a pre-defined organisational process. The nature of the thinking which is necessary to derive the use cases is outlined, using the pre-defined process as a case study. The grouping of transactions and state changes into Use Cases is shown to require design choices which may vary between particular organisational contexts. Conclusions are drawn about the direction of further investigation of links between process modelling and UML.

DOI: 10.1016/S0950-5849(03)00133-2

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@article{Odeh2003BridgingTG, title={Bridging the gap between business models and system models}, author={Mohammed Odeh and Richard Kamm}, journal={Information & Software Technology}, year={2003}, volume={45}, pages={1053-1060} }