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Introduction to Business Architecture

Learn the concepts of business architecture focusing on the representative methodology called DEMO (Design & Engineering Methodology for Organizations) in which is explained in the book, Enterprise Ontology.

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Estimated 4 weeks
2–3 hours per week
Instructor-led on a course schedule
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About this course

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One hundred years have passed since Scientific Management was published by A.F. Taylor who is recognized as the originator of Industrial Engineering, but it is no longer the era of manufacturing goods with several tens of components. Now it is the era for applying engineering methodology to Enterprise Activities, that is also known as Enterprise Engineering.

In this course, you will learn the introduction to the representative methodology called DEMO (Design & Engineering Methodology for Organizations) in Enterprise Ontology. You will have better understanding of the concept and learn how to apply it to targeted systems with a certain size. In this course there are two versions of this methodogy that are described DEMO-3 (old) and DEMO-4 (new). DEMO-3 nomenclature is used and applied throughout the course with the introduction of new methodology, DEMO-4. The difference between DEMO-3 and DEMO-4 is indicated and compared. Many examples and case studies are also provided in this course revision compared to the original course with a new set of quizzes.


The course instructor expresses his special thanks of gratitude to my Ciao! friends, Prof. Martin Op 't Land, Prof. Jan Dietz and Prof. Hans Mulder who gave valuable suggestions to revise the course materials related to the new version of DEMO, DEMO-4. Especially to Martin who provided the a new sub-section in Week 3.4 on self-initiation. Furthermore, Jan and Hans checked the contents of the previous course materials.

Secondly, the course instructor would also like to thank his former Ph.D students, Dr. Natt Leelawat and Dr. Jing Tang who helped modify and add quizzes and answers within the limited time frame for the revision.

At a glance

  • Language: English

What you'll learn

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In this course, you will learn;

  • Clarify the skeleton of enterprise like taking an X-Ray.
  • Design organization or business clarifying responsibility or commitment relation.
  • Provide the basis for Information System Development of a given enterprise.
  • Week 1 Introduction to Business Architecture
  • Week 2 PSI-Theory and Construction Model
  • Week 3 Process Model
  • Special Lecture by Professor Martin Op 't Land on Self-Initiation
  • Week 4 Application & Conclusions

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