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Introduction to Business Architecture

In this course, you will learn the concepts of mapping a business architecture by using the representative methodology called DEMO (Design & Engineering Methodology for Organizations) as explained in the book, Enterprise Ontology.

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Starts Oct 22
Estimated 4 weeks
2–3 hours per week
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About this course

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Over one hundred years have passed since The Principles of Scientific Management was published by A.F. Taylor, who is recognized as the originator of Industrial Engineering, and the manufacturing of goods and business operations have become very complex. Now is the time for applying engineering methodology to Enterprise Activities, that is also known as Enterprise Engineering.

In this course, you will be introduced to the representative methodology called DEMO (Design & Engineering Methodology for Organizations) in Enterprise Ontology. You will have a better understanding of the concept and learn how to apply it to the targeted systems with a certain size. In this course, there are two versions of this methodology that are described, DEMO-3 (old) and DEMO-4 (new). DEMO-3 nomenclature is used and applied throughout the course with the introduction of new methodology, DEMO-4. The difference between DEMO-3 and DEMO-4 is indicated and compared. Many examples and case studies are also provided in this course revision compared to the original course with a new set of quizzes.

Acknowledgements

The course instructors express their special thanks of gratitude to their Ciao! friends, Prof. Jan Dietz and Prof. Hans Mulder who gave valuable suggestions to revise the course materials related to the new version of DEMO, DEMO-4. Furthermore, Jan and Hans checked the contents of the previous course materials.

Secondly, the course instructors would also like to thank their former Ph.D. students, Dr. Natt Leelawat and Dr. Jing Tang who helped modify the course by adding quizzes and answers.

Textbook Reference

Jan L. G. Dietz and Hans B. F. Mulder, Enterprise Ontology: A Human-Centric Approach to Understanding the Essence of Organization. Springer, 2020

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  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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In this course, you will learn;

  • Clarify the parts and interactions of an enterprise by mapping its operations
  • Design an organization or business by clarifying responsibility and relationships.
  • Provide the basis for Information System Development of a given enterprise.
  • Week 1 Introduction to Business Architecture
  • Week 2 PSI-Theory and Construction Model
  • Week 3 Process Model
  • Special Lecture by Professor Martin Op 't Land on Self-Initiation
  • Week 4 Application & Conclusions

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