Summary

This chapter concerned the people and organizations that constitute the heart of the enterprise. Without knowing anything about the nature of an organization, it is possible to postulate the existence of the entity classes presented here:

·         Person, Organization, and Party – The population of both the organization and its environment.

·         Party Relationships – The fact that Parties are associated with each other.

·         Party Identifiers and Party Names – Along with constraints on how they are applied.

·         Party Characteristics – All those attributes usually collected for Person and Organization, described as data, instead of data structure, so that they are the responsibility of subject matter experts, not data ...

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