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Rational Unified Process, The: An Introduction, Third Edition by Philippe Kruchten

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Chapter 8. The Business Modeling Discipline

This chapter explains why you might perform business modeling before a system development effort and discusses several ways of doing it. It also describes how to derive software requirements from business models.

Purpose

The goals of business modeling are as follows:

  • To understand the structure and the dynamics of the organization in which a system is to be deployed (the target organization)

  • To understand current problems in the target organization and identify improvement potentials

  • To ensure that customers, end users, and developers have a common understanding of the target organization

  • To derive the system requirements to support the target organization

To achieve these goals, the business modeling discipline ...

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