Towards a Multi-stage Strategy to Teach Enterprise Modelling

  • Henderik A. Proper
  • Marija Bjeković
  • Bas van Gils
  • Stijn J. B. A. Hoppenbrouwers
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 334)


This paper is concerned with the teaching of enterprise modelling. Enterprise models play an increasingly important role in society. In general, such models are not created as mere “one off” artefacts. They rather have a life of their own, covering a broad range of uses (from analysis and understanding, via simulation and design, to execution and monitoring), while involving an even broader variety of stakeholders/audiences. In our view, this increased use of, and even increased dependence on, enterprise models, also makes it important to teach people how to model well.

The aim of this paper is therefore twofold. Firstly, it aims to identify key challenges in teaching enterprise modelling. Secondly, it also aims to provide the humble beginnings of a multi-stage strategy to teach enterprise modelling, meeting these challenges. Both are rooted on a theoretical perspective of modelling, as well as practical experiences. We also reflect on the need for future experimentation and theoretical underpinning of the suggested teaching strategy.


Enterprise modelling Teaching enterprise modelling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)BelvalLuxembourg
  2. 2.Strategy AllianceLelystadThe Netherlands
  3. 3.University of LuxembourgBelvalLuxembourg
  4. 4.HAN University of Applied SciencesArnhemThe Netherlands

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