OVERVIEW OF THE SEVEN VIEWS APPROACH

The ‘seven views’ approach is a model-based technique for modelling business processes and is described fully in Holt (2009). It defines seven inter-related views of any process, and posits that the seven views are the minimum that are needed to ensure that a process, or set of processes, is both completely and consistently specified. The seven views and the relationships between them are shown in Figure A.1.

The diagram shows each of the seven views and also shows, using stereotypes (the words enclosed in angle brackets, for example, «use case diagram»), how each of the concepts described in the seven views approach may be realised using UML. It also shows how the seven views are related to the important ...

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