A very common error in world of Enterprise Architecture (EA) or Strategic Enterprise Architecture (SEA) is to define “Capability” as “Requirement”. In order to resolve this confusion we need to take a brief diversion and say that the term “Requirement”, when used on its own, is quite meaningless. To achieve clarity simply ask “who requires [...]
“Integrated Modelling Method provides us with access to a coherent set of resources for students who are going through the modelling process for the first time. Our previous experience with tools for teaching business modelling and data modelling tended to separate these two techniques. The Integrated Modelling Method has enabled us to show the students [...]
“The Integrated Modelling Method is probably the most imaginative approach to business analysis and modelling that I have seen. John Owens built an international reputation for delivering real business benefits in all the work he did in enterprises of all sizes. He has a gift for seeing the simplicity hidden in the complexity of any [...]
“I’ve read the excerpt of your ebook on this subject, and it is one of the clearest explanations of the topic I’ve ever read.” Larry Maccherone: Manager of Software Assurance Initiatives and PhD Student at Carnegie Mellon, Instructor and Coach (Contractor) at Intuit
“In developing the Integrated Modelling Method, John Owens brought together the very best modelling techniques in a totally innovative way that adds immense value to each one. The integration that IMM™ provides, which is unique among modelling methods, brings simplicity, elegance and power to the world of business analysis and modelling. Using this IMM in [...]
“The Integrated Modelling Method makes business analysis and modelling simple, yet very powerful. Its emphasis on modelling what the business OUGHT to be doing helps our students organise their thoughts and better know what information to extract from the stakeholders. Having the Function Catalogue as the core model enables the entire business to be easily [...]
The integrated modelling method was born in Queenstown, New Zealand in 2003. My career was a Consultant Business Analyst working in enterprises of all sizes from family businesses to international corporations in Ireland, Europe and the UK. In December 2000 I travelled to New Zealand for my 50th Birthday and fell in love with the [...]
“Must a Business Function always create or transform data or information?” was question I was asked by a computing student last week. The simple answer is very definite “YES”. So, if you have a “Business Function” in your enterprise that does not create or transform information, then, whatever else it might be, it is definitely NOT a genuine Business Function.
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One of the first questions that many of you will be asking is “does this guy not know how to spell ‘modeling’?”, others will be asking “does this guy not know how to spell ‘modelling’?”. Does it have one “L” or two. Well the answer is both! We deal with a global audience and for [...]
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 [...]