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Business Motivation Model — All Issues

  • Acronym: BMM
  • Issues Count: 2
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Issues Summary

Key Issue Reported Fixed Disposition Status
BMMF2-1 BMM Comment BMM 1.0b1 BMM 1.0 Resolved closed
BMMF2-2 Athena BMM and BPMN comments BMM 1.0b1 BMM 1.0 Resolved closed

Issues Descriptions

BMM Comment

  • Key: BMMF2-1
  • Legacy Issue Number: 9114
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Hendryx & Associates ( Stan Hendryx)
  • Summary:

    The Business Motivation Model appropriately defines a Means as a “device, capability, regime, technique, restriction, agency, instrument, or method that may be called upon, activated, or enforced to achieve Ends”. However, there is no provision in the model to define referenced elements of business model that are devices or instruments. Main categories of resources of a business are man, machine, material, money, and real property. Referenced elements of business model defined externally in the BMM are limited to Organization Unit, Business Process, and Business Rule. (RFC 1.4.2). The recommended solution is to add "Asset or Liability", or a suitable synonym, to the model as an externally defined thing. An Asset would include machine, animal, computer system, software program, raw material store, in-process inventory, finished goods, supply, real estate, and money and monetary instruments such as securities and budgets. Contracts may also be included as assets. Liabilities would include certain unfilled contracts, debt, lawsuits, and other obligations. Human resources would presumably appear to be handled in Organizational Unit models. Processes employ assets, which need to be defined and are the subject of policies and rules. Assets can be defined in models, including UML models and SBVR models. Many business policies and business rules of a company are related to the definition, acquisition, operation, and maintenance of its assets and liabilities.

  • Reported: BMM 1.0b1 — Fri, 21 Oct 2005 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — BMM 1.0
  • Disposition Summary:

    Add placeholders for two new concepts:
    · Asset, with two specializations:
    · Resource: short-term, consumed and replenished
    · Fixed Asset: long-term, maintained, reused, with one specialization:
    · Offering: specification of a product or service
    · Liability: claim on Resources to meet commitments

    Add associations between the placeholders:
    · Fixed Asset provides Resource
    · Offering uses Fixed Asset
    · Offering requires Resource
    · Liability claims Resource

    Emphasize that:
    · These new items are placeholders. The real Assets and Liabilities are described in other systems. The BMM placeholders are references to them
    · An enterprise BMM includes only those Assets and Liabilities the users want to include for their governance decisions. These do not have to be a complete and coherently-connected set. The full specifications and 'joined-up' structure are in the systems the placeholders refer to.
    · This is an operational view. Although some of the terms have an accounting flavor, BMM users will usually want to refer to the actual things in the business, not their monetary values (the accounting view).

    Connect the new placeholders to:
    · Core BMM concepts: Course of Action, Directive
    · Other Placeholders: Business Process, Organization Unit

    Consequential effect:
    · "Resource" in Annex G becomes "Resource Quality", an Influencer that is the quality or availability of Resources.

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:57 GMT

Athena BMM and BPMN comments

  • Key: BMMF2-2
  • Legacy Issue Number: 9176
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Anonymous
  • Summary:

    see document bei/05-10-01 ( ):

  • Reported: BMM 1.0b1 — Mon, 28 Nov 2005 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — BMM 1.0
  • Disposition Summary:

    Full specification of the concepts mentioned is beyond the scope of BMM. They are handled by placeholders for reference to other specifications:
    1. Process: BMM has a placeholder for business process. The full metamodel for business process is being addressed in the OMG's Business Process Definition Metamodel (BPDM).
    2. Organization: BMM has a placeholder for Organization Unit. The full metamodel for organization structure is being addressed in the OMG's Organization Structure Metamodel (OSM).
    3. Product: the resolution of BMM issue 9114 includes a placeholder for Resource. Product would be a category of resource. There is, as yet, no OMG specification under development for a metamodel of resources.
    4. Systems: as 3
    5. Derived aspects like decisional structure derived from processes: this seems like a concept that would fit under Assessment in the BMM, but it is very broad.
    Proposal: postpone consideration of this for inclusion in the BMM until the OMG has at least an RFP for a metamodel of business intelligence and decision support.

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:57 GMT