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Requirements Analysis: From Business Views to Architecture by David C. Hay

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Chapter 5. Column Four: People and Organizations

According to the overall scheme for this book, this chapter should be about Column Three, Locations. It turns out, however, that the models for Column Four, People and Organizations are extremely useful for analyzing the issues raised in Column Three. So, we'll describe Column Four first and then come back to Column Three when we're done.

Figure 5.1 shows the Architecture Framework, with Column Four highlighted. The fourth column of the Architecture Framework is about people and groups of people. It is not possible to view an enterprise without looking at the people who comprise it. Without people there is no enterprise. This column is the one absolute prerequisite—before data, before processes, ...

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