Thing Relationship

As we saw in the specific examples, Things are related to other Things. Whether it is associations between Parties, the overlapping of Geographic Locations, Physical Assetsproduct structures, or the Work Breakdown Structures of Activities, all of our more detailed models made use of the structures present in Figure 9-3:

A Thing Relationship is the fact that an actual Thing is somehow associated with another actual Thing. This could be as a component, as in an Asset Structure, a functional relationship, as in an Activity Dependence, or another kind of association altogether. At this level, it is the fact that such an association actually exists. A Thing Type Relationship is the fact that a Thing is specified as having an ...

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