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Enterprise Modeling

Tackling Business Challenges with the 4EM Method

Textbook

Part of the The Enterprise Engineering Series book series (TEES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna, Anne Persson, Matthias Wißotzki
    Pages 1-8
  3. Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna, Anne Persson, Matthias Wißotzki
    Pages 9-21
  4. Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna, Anne Persson, Matthias Wißotzki
    Pages 23-38
  5. Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna, Anne Persson, Matthias Wißotzki
    Pages 39-51
  6. Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna, Anne Persson, Matthias Wißotzki
    Pages 53-65
  7. Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna, Anne Persson, Matthias Wißotzki
    Pages 67-73
  8. Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna, Anne Persson, Matthias Wißotzki
    Pages 75-86
  9. Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna, Anne Persson, Matthias Wißotzki
    Pages 87-147
  10. Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna, Anne Persson, Matthias Wißotzki
    Pages 149-175
  11. Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna, Anne Persson, Matthias Wißotzki
    Pages 177-187
  12. Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna, Anne Persson, Matthias Wißotzki
    Pages 189-201
  13. Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna, Anne Persson, Matthias Wißotzki
    Pages 203-216
  14. Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna, Anne Persson, Matthias Wißotzki
    Pages 217-231
  15. Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna, Anne Persson, Matthias Wißotzki
    Pages 233-272
  16. Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna, Anne Persson, Matthias Wißotzki
    Pages 273-289
  17. Kurt Sandkuhl, Janis Stirna, Anne Persson, Matthias Wißotzki
    Pages 291-297
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 299-309

About this book

Introduction

Enterprise modeling (EM) methods and techniques are indispensable for understanding the present situation of an enterprise and for preparing for its future – particularly in times of continuous organizational change, an increasing pace of innovation, new market challenges, or technology advances.

The authors combine a detailed description of the 4EM methodology with their concrete experience gathered in projects. Their book addresses the modeling procedure, modeling language and modeling practices in a uniquely integrated approach. It provides practical advice on common challenges faced by enterprises and offers a flexible EM method suitable for tackling those challenges. Much of the work presented stems from actual research projects and has been validated with scientific methods. The 4EM methodology has proven its practical value in a large number of successful development and/or change management projects in industry and the public sector.

The book was written for anyone who wants to learn more about EM, with a specific focus on how to do it in practice and/or how to teach it. Its main target audience thus includes instructors in the field of EM or business information systems, students in Information Systems or Business Administration, and practitioners working in enterprise or change management. The authors describe a clear reading path for each of these audiences, and complement the work with a set of slides and further teaching material available under www.4em-method.com.

Keywords

4EM ARIS Archimate DEMO Enterprise Architecture Enterprise Information Systems Enterprise Modeling Project Management TOGAF Zachman

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Rostock UniversityRostockGermany
  2. 2.Stockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Skövde UniversitySkövdeSweden
  4. 4.Rostock UniversityRostockGermany

About the authors

Kurt Sandkuhl

Kurt Sandkuhl is Full Professor of Business Information Systems at the University of Rostock, Germany and Affiliated Professor of Information Engineering at the School of Engineering, Jönköping University, Sweden. His current research interests include the fields of information logistics, enterprise modeling, ontology engineering and model-based software engineering. He has published four books and more than 200 peer-reviewed papers.

Janis Stirna

Janis Stirna is Associate Professor of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University, Sweden. His research interests are enterprise modeling, model-driven development, tools, reuse, patterns and knowledge management. Stirna is an author or co-author of some 80 research reports and publications and he is one of the initiators of the Poem - (Practice of Enterprise Modeling) conference series. He also has been involved in various key roles in twelve European and six national research projects.

Anne Persson

Anne Persson is Full Professor of Informatics at the University of Skövde, Sweden. Her main research interests are enterprise modeling, requirements engineering, knowledge management processes and systems, e-services and health informatics. Persson is an author or co-author of some 80 scientific papers and research reports and she is one of the initiators of the PoEM - (Practice of Enterprise Modeling) conference series. She also has been involved in various key roles in a number of European and national research projects.

Matthias Wißotzki

Matthias Wißotzki is a PhD Candidate at the University of Rostock. His research activities focus on topics related to Enterprise Architecture and Capability Management. Prior to this, he worked as a consultant in different industrial projects and gained experiences as a founder of multiple companies. He received several awards for his work, including the Young Entrepreneurs' Prize of the University of Rostock (2010). Since 2014 he has supported The Open Group in different projects relating to capability management topics as invited expert.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Pharma
Automotive
Chemical Manufacturing
Biotechnology
IT & Software
Telecommunications
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Engineering
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Electronics
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Aerospace

Reviews

“The authors propose own method 4EM and combine it with the real-life experience for common situations that occur in enterprises and have a potential for cost saving and efficiency improvement. … book is suitable for the EM courses at the bachelor level or for the beginners in EM. … Also the authors mentioned the easy translation from the 4EM models to other modeling approaches. These sort of exercises may attract the teachers giving the course of EM using other notations.” (Ella Roubtsova, Amazon.com, June, 2016)