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New, better or more methods? Method support in Visual Paradigm 16.2

In line with my last blog post, some insights:

Many users of modeling tools discuss the used modeling notations. The advantage of the standard notations of OMG® is that knowledge of the notations is now widespread and there is a standardized exchange format for the models created. This does not always apply to proprietary notations. I am surprised that notations (such as data flow diagrams) are used without knowledge of the syntax rules. But syntax rules apply to proprietary notations too. Which modeling elements exist, what is their meaning, which relationships between the elements are permissible, what is their meaning?

These discussions focus on the formalization and evaluation of collected information in models. Gathering information in workshops or interviews is often "forgotten".

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New, better Notations / new, better Methods?

Do we need new, updated, better notations to represent Business Processes, Business Decisions, other elements of a Business Architecture?

In my workshops, I show the following slide on notations for describing elements of an enterprise architecture.

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Current Read finished - Summary

I finished my recent reading of "Business Knowledge Blueprints" by Ron Ross. I have been a supporter of the ideas by Ron Ross and Gladys Lam for many years. Therefore, the statements were not entirely a surprise to me. In my workshops, I present Concept Models not as a standalone model, but in relation to the development of other models: business process models, business rules, business decisions, business requirements, and others. Concept Models are associated with many working techniques of business analysis.

Where did I want more/new ideas?

  • Language Communities
  • "Serialization"

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