Definition of Core Concepts

     

    by Roger T. Burlton, Ronald G. Ross & John A. Zachman1

     


    business capability: a distinctive combination of business assets, including business knowledge, that can be used to accomplish an objective, perform one or more tasks, or achieve an end

    Basis: Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary “able” (adjective) 1 a : possessed of needed powers (as intelligence or strength) or of needed resources (as means or influence) to accomplish an objective   b : designed, constructed, or naturally endowed with the power to perform a task or achieve an end

    business integrity: soundness of business results, resulting in part from uncompromising adherence to business rules, including contractual obligations and commitments

    Basis: Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary “integrity” 1 a : an unimpaired or unmarred condition : entire correspondence with an original condition : SOUNDNESS   b : an uncompromising adherence to a code of moral, artistic, or other values … avoidance of deception, expediency, artificiality, or shallowness of any kind

    business knowledge: the total set of business concepts, their organizing connections, and the business rules upon which the existence of the business depends

    business knowledge-base: business knowledge rendered in explicit, accessible, protected, sharable, re-usable, retainable, and updatable form

    business rule: business criteria for shaping behavior or making decisions

    business strategy: the ends (vision, goals and objectives) that a business seeks to satisfy, and the means (mission, strategies and tactics) the business elects to achieve them

    Reference: The Business Motivation Model (BMM): Business Governance in a Volatile World, Business Rules Group, BusinessRulesGroup.org, 2000.

    business value: the worth of a business product or service as judged by business customers according to its qualities or utility

    Basis: businessdictionary.com “value” 2 (economics) : the usually relative value of something measured or judged by its qualities or by the esteem with which it is regarded

    concept: something conceived in the mind

    Basis: Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary “concept”

    concept model: a set of business concepts as represented by standard terms and business definitions along with the logical connections among the concepts.

    perpetual change: unceasing alteration, modification or mutation of circumstances in a business ecosystem and the responses of the business to them

    value chain: the business knowledge and work needed to deliver products or services to a market organized according to their natural dependencies

    value chain model: a representation or depiction of a value chain

     

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    1 Thanks to Gladys S.W. Lam for input to the content and organization of the Manifesto and to Sasha Aganova for shepherding the work through to completion. Top

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