Legacy Issue Number: 10093
Source: Rule ML Initiative ( John Hall)
The BMM includes a set of Influencers. It is a good default set, but the supporting descriptions say that the set is not exhaustive - businesses may add further influences when creating an enterprise BMM (and may choose not to use some of those categories provided).
Also, 'influencer' is quite a broad concept. From the examples, an instance of 'external influencer' might be:
· A category of external entity or organization (e.g. competitor) that can act in such a way (e.g. competitor introduces new product) as to influence the enterprise being modeled
· A mass noun (e.g. technology) that is a category of the kind of change that can influence the enterprise being modeled
· An instance of a change (e.g. regulation) that can influence the enterprise being modeled
The BMM would be more flexible, particularly from a tool developer's perspective, if the current set of influencers were positioned as a recommended set, and the three concepts mention above were made distinct.
1) Present the current set of influencers as a recommended or default set, and do not show them explicitly on the normative model diagram.
2) Separate the concepts of Entity/Organization (Influencer), change that requires judgment (Influence) and category. Suggested change to the UML class model:
This was discussed at the BMI Atlanta meeting in September 2005. It was felt that, while the change suggested would be an improvement, the BMM should stand on its merits as published for the RFC process. Then, if the BMM were accepted, this issue could be considered by the FTF.
Similarly, category should be separated from instance for internal influences.
It was also noted that this kind of structure could support associations between influence(r)s.
Not yet decided
Not yet decided
Reported: BMM 1.0b2 — Mon, 7 Aug 2006 04:00 GMT
Disposition: Resolved — BMM 1.0
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Updated: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 01:53 GMT