Bridging enterprise modelling to EUROMETHOD
Volume 6, Issue 4 (1995): Special Issue on Information Systems and Software Systems Engineering, pp. 457–482
Pub. online: 1 January 1995 Type: Research Article Open Access
1 January 1995
1 January 1995
Enterprise goals justify and explain the presence of information system constraints, activities and actors. One of the main problem in the area of enterprise modelling is to bridge the gap between the description of goal as early requirement statement and the precise specification of related to this goal limited area of activity of which a stakeholder is concerned. Various kinds of entities, relationships and rules in the specification of several information system views exist for some reason, because they express the needs and rationales of requirements at the pragmatic level. On the other hand, goals justify and explain the presence of requirement components. Description of goals in terms of static and dynamic constraints is of interest, because it allows interpretation of goal descriptions as a driving force in the process of information system modelling at the organisational level.
The main focus of EUROMETHOD is on the contractual level starting with the call for tender, proceeding through the signing of a contract, eventually entering into the actual production of a set of deliverables. EUROMETHOD is focusing on the dynamic contractual relationships between customer and supplier. The basis of a contract consist of the specification of a problematic situation, and some general intentions and constraints for the description of a final state. Although the desired constraints and intentions of the information system could be formulated in the form of objectives, this part by EUROMETHOD is not guided. The aim of this paper is to introduce a unifying framework for modelling of enterprise goals in terms of semantic descriptions of information system views. Such a framework provide basis for better understanding of contractual customer-supplier relationships within several worlds of enterprise modelling.