Perspectives on Business Modelling: Understanding and Changing Organisations / Edition 1

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One of the key issues presented here is bridging the communication gap between business leaders and IT experts in companies and public services. This is facilitated by combining different models for the development of corporate strategies, business processes and information support. The leading idea behind this book is to present different perspectives on business modelling, based on established theories and practical experiences. It thus offers advanced knowledge and relevant information on the key issues in business modelling for today's organisations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540652496
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 10/13/2007
  • Edition description: 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Perspectives on Business Modelling: Understanding and Changing Organisations 1
Pt. I Development on Different Levels
2 Process Ownership in a Rapid Growth Situation: The Ericsson Radio Case 13
3 A Monopoly Facing Competition: Sweden Post's Exploration of Processes and Descriptions 35
4 Process Management in Public Administration: The Social Insurance Office Case 67
5 Business Modelling in a Historical Perspective: Experiences from Statistics Sweden 93
6 Business Process Development and Information Technology in Small and Medium-sized Companies 117
Pt. II Exploration of Different Points of View
7 Facilitating Understanding and Change: The Role of Business Models in Development Work 133
8 Lessons Learned from Applying Business Modelling: Exploring Opportunities and Avoiding Pitfalls 151
9 Business Process Models Revised: Challenging the Physical Metaphor 165
10 Principal-Agent and Transaction Cost Theories in Business Modelling 181
11 Business and Systems Development: Opportunities for an Integrated Way-of-Working 197
Pt. III Description of Different Aspects
12 The Business Developer's Toolbox: Chains and Alliances between Established Methods 217
13 Improving the Quality of Requirements Specifications by Enterprise Modelling 243
14 On Why to Model What and How: Concepts and Architecture for Change 269
15 Business Modeller's Checklist: "Dos" and "Don'ts" in Hands-on Practice 305
Index 325
Business Modelling Research Consortium 333
About the Authors 335
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