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The Practical Guide to Business Process Reengineering Using Idefo by Clarence G. Feldmann

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Chapter 4. IDEFO Graphic Language Syntax and Semantics

The syntax and semantics for both IDEFO diagrams and IDEFO models are precisely defined in the FIPS for IDEFO.1 The summary presented in this chapter is intended to provide sufficient practical detail for the IDEFO modeler, but modelers should refer to the FIPS itself for a more complete definition.

1 FIPS PUB 183: Integration Definition for Function Modeling (IDEFO), U.S. Department of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology (Washington, D.C.: 1993).

As we have seen in previous chapters, IDEFO models are made up of diagrams arranged in a hierarchical structure. IDEFO diagrams are made up of boxes and arrows, where the boxes represent the happenings ...

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