For those interested in reviewing a Case Study of the Enterprise Business Architecture, an example is presented in two modeling notations. One example uses the Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN) 2.0, and other example uses the Enterprise Business Architecture – Modeling Language (EBA-ML) notation used in the book titled, Enterprise Business Architecture: The Formal Link between Strategy and Results.
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The case study example represents a modest build-to-order manufacturing enterprise. This same case study is used as a teaching aid in all Enterprise Business Architecture presentations, classes and articles. It contains 16 composite Value Stream models that are fully integrated with one another. They are aggregated up and represented as a single enterprise model, and the Order-to-Cash Value Stream is decomposed down to the first level of workflows to show the relationships between Value Stream models and the transformation within the workflow models.
To review the BPMN 2.0 example for the Enterprise Business Architecture, click here.
To review the EBA-ML example for the Enterprise Business Architecture, click here.
The approach presented in the book, titled, Enterprise Business Architecture: The Formal Link between Strategy and Results and illustrated in the case study supports enterprises who have undertaken a formal Enterprise Architecture (EA) initiative as well as those who have not yet committed to a formal Enterprise Architecture initiative. All case study artifacts are useful and necessary regardless of the maturity of the EA initiative and the chosen EA methodology. For example, enterprises using The Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture[TM], The Enterprise Ontology[TM] can build the composite Value Stream models from the enterprise primitives.