The Enterprise Engineering Series

Enterprise Modeling

Tackling Business Challenges with the 4EM Method

Authors: Sandkuhl, K., Stirna, J., Persson, A., Wißotzki, M.

  • Provides practical advice based on a sound scientific methodology
  • All modeling steps are illustrated by an ongoing example and motivated by real-world challenges
  • In addition to the 4EM approach, includes a brief yet concise summary of the main enterprise modeling approaches and frameworks (AKM/C3S3P, ArchiMate, ARIS, DEMO, MEMO, OMI, GERAM, TOGAF, Zachman)
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About this Textbook

Enterprise modeling (EM) methods and techniques are indispensable for understanding the present situation of an enterprise and for preparing for its future – particularly in times of continuous organizational change, an increasing pace of innovation, new market challenges or technology advances.

The authors combine a detailed description of the 4EM methodology with their concrete experience gathered in projects. Their book addresses the modeling procedure, modeling language and modeling practices in a uniquely integrated approach. It provides practical advice on common challenges faced by enterprises and offers a flexible EM method suitable for tackling those challenges. Much of the work presented stems from actual research projects and has been validated with scientific methods. The 4EM methodology has proven its practical value in a large number of successful development and/or change management projects in industry and the public sector.

The book was written for anyone who wants to learn more about EM, with a specific focus on how to do it in practice and/or how to teach it. Its main target audience thus includes instructors in the field of EM or business information systems, students in Information Systems or Business Administration, and practitioners working in enterprise or change management. The authors describe a clear reading path for each of these audiences and complement the work with a set of slides and further teaching material available under www.4em-method.com.

About the authors

Kurt Sandkuhl

Kurt Sandkuhl is Full Professor of Business Information Systems at the University of Rostock, Germany and Affiliated Professor of Information Engineering at the School of Engineering, Jönköping University, Sweden. His current research interests include the fields of information logistics, enterprise modeling, ontology engineering and model-based software engineering. He has published four books and more than 200 peer-reviewed papers.

Janis Stirna

Janis Stirna is Associate Professor of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University, Sweden. His research interests are enterprise modeling, model-driven development, tools, reuse, patterns and knowledge management. Stirna is an author or co-author of some 80 research reports and publications and he is one of the initiators of the Poem - (Practice of Enterprise Modeling) conference series. He also has been involved in various key roles in twelve European and six national research projects.

Anne Persson

Anne Persson is Full Professor of Informatics at the University of Skövde, Sweden. Her main research interests are enterprise modeling, requirements engineering, knowledge management processes and systems, e-services and health informatics. Persson is an author or co-author of some 80 scientific papers and research reports and she is one of the initiators of the PoEM - (Practice of Enterprise Modeling) conference series. She also has been involved in various key roles in a number of European and national research projects.

Matthias Wißotzki

Matthias Wißotzki is a PhD Candidate at the University of Rostock. His research activities focus on topics related to Enterprise Architecture and Capability Management. Prior to this, he worked as a consultant in different industrial projects and gained experiences as a founder of multiple companies. He received several awards for his work, including the Young Entrepreneurs' Prize of the University of Rostock (2010). Since 2014 he has supported The Open Group in different projects relating to capability management topics as invited expert.

Reviews

“The authors propose own method 4EM and combine it with the real-life experience for common situations that occur in enterprises and have a potential for cost saving and efficiency improvement. … book is suitable for the EM courses at the bachelor level or for the beginners in EM. … Also the authors mentioned the easy translation from the 4EM models to other modeling approaches. These sort of exercises may attract the teachers giving the course of EM using other notations.” (Ella Roubtsova, Amazon.com, June, 2016)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sandkuhl, Kurt (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Business Challenges: And How Enterprise Modeling Helps

    Sandkuhl, Kurt (et al.)

    Pages 9-21

  • Terms and Concepts in Enterprise Modeling

    Sandkuhl, Kurt (et al.)

    Pages 23-38

  • Elicitation Approaches in Enterprise Modeling

    Sandkuhl, Kurt (et al.)

    Pages 39-51

  • Enterprise Modeling Tools

    Sandkuhl, Kurt (et al.)

    Pages 53-65

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-662-43725-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-43724-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 11, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52445-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enterprise Modeling
Book Subtitle
Tackling Business Challenges with the 4EM Method
Authors
Series Title
The Enterprise Engineering Series
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-43725-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-43725-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-43724-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52445-9
Series ISSN
1867-8920
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 309
Number of Illustrations and Tables
105 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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