Modelling Business Relationships in a Non-Centralised Systems Environment

  • I. G. Macdonald
  • R. A. Veryard
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)


Systems development is now occurring in a range of environments ranging from those that are simply de-centralised to those that are open and distributed. Forms of federated development activity are beginning to emerge between heterogeneous organisational units. A clear understanding of business relationships is critical for success in such situations. A Business Relationship Modelling methodology is introduced that allows both the organisational and technological issues to be properly explored and resolved. Its use is illustrated through a case study based on video on demand.


Business relationship modelling enterprise modelling open distributed processing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. G. Macdonald
    • 1
  • R. A. Veryard
    • 1
  1. 1.TI Information Engineering Ltd.Sunbury-on-Thames, MiddlesexUK

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