8.     A Framework for Enterprise Modeling

One of the research objectives (RO2, section 1.2.2) was to outline an approach to enterprise modeling being in accordance with observed practice. Through the previous chapters, an increasingly sophisticated understanding of enterprise modeling has evolved: From other frameworks, theoretical studies, and most importantly, empirical studies. This understanding is now used as the foundation for a framework for enterprise modeling a number of principles, guidelines and techniques for how to prepare and proceed with an enterprise modeling project.

The outcome of the current chapter is an overall framework architecture, outlining the main components and the rationales for their existence. Chapter 9 will describe the process aspect of the enterprise model development phase in more detail.

The suggested approach to enterprise modeling is team-based, meaning that the focus is on how models are developed by and disseminated in communities of social actors. The framework will be referred to as Team-based Enterprise Modeling Approach, abbreviated Tema

8.1 Introduction to Framework Design
8.1.1 What is meant by a framework? 
8.1.2 Criteria for design of a framework
8.1.3 Outline of the presentation
8.2 TEMA Architecture
8.2.1 Decisions underlying the framework
8.2.2 Delimiting the discussion of Tema
8.3 The Model Development Phase
8.3.1 Objectives of the development phase
8.3.2 The development process
8.3.3 Intermediate artifacts
8.3.4 The group of enterprise modelers
8.3.5 Forums and media for development
8.4 The Model Dissemination Phase
8.4.1 Objectives of the dissemination phase
8.4.2 The dissemination process
8.4.3 Exposed artifacts
8.4.4 Enterprise audience
8.4.5 Forums and media for dissemination
8.5 On Technological Support of Tema
8.5.1 Basic Intranet infrastructure
8.5.2 Stand-alone tools for individual tasks
8.6 Concluding Remarks