Enterprise Architecture (EA) is the main mechanism of
the organisation goals implementation through appropriate information systems.
EA enables a comprehensive assessment of the enterprise in terms of objectives,
processes, an organisational structure, and their IT support. In this talk, we
will focus on the business process analysis as a part of the overall EA effort.
In today’s world, we have a large number of languages
and methodologies aimed at business process modelling and analysis.
Unfortunately, most of them (BPMN, UML, IDEFx, etc.) are unable to
describe an enterprise as a whole. Indeed, best decisions are hardly possible
without understanding business process interrelations and having a holistic
view of the enterprise.
Among others, DEMO is a methodology based on such a
systematic approach. Considering a real-life example of the process landscape,
we will describe basic principles of DEMO and provide you with an idea when and
where to use it during the EA design.