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The Business Function Model: Powering the Enterprise

The Business Function Model is the single most powerful business model that an enterprise can have, for this reason it is an essential tool for every Business Analyst and ought be at the core of every Enterprise Architecture. If you’re sceptical about this claim, have a look at the key benefits of the Function Model listed […]

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Business Modelling Architecture

All good analysis and modelling is achieved by starting in the right place, and that place is with the core activities of the enterprise – the Business Functions. If you have not started in the right place, then you need to know how to get back there. The Hierarchy of Models shown in the diagram in this post will enable you to do this.
If you are working on any model and have not built the preceding model(s) then you are not going to achieve a Quality outcome.  For example, if you are modelling Processes and have not yet built your Function Model, then you are in trouble.  This failure to first model Functions is one of the main reasons why most BPM projects fail to deliver.

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What is Data State Modeling?

Data in a business can often exist in many states.  For example, a theatre booking could possibly exist in the states of “provisional”, “cancelled”, “confirmed”, “transferred”, “picked up”.  If such were the case it might be essential to know what Business Functions move the booking from one state to the next. Data State Modeling is the […]

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