PartyRelationship archetype pattern
5.1 Business context
In the last chapter, you saw how to capture information about people and organizations using the
Party archetype and its subclasses
Organization. In this chapter we will look at the much more complicated issue of relationships between
As you will see, modeling
Party relationships can become quite complex and abstract. Parts of this chapter may therefore be more appropriate for software developers than businesspeople. If you are a businessperson rather than a software developer, our advice is simply to skim over those sections that appear to be abstract.
It can be very important to understand and capture relationships between
Parties. For example, you may ...