Based on the three initial empirical studies and the theoretical discussion
of enterprise modeling, the perspective on enterprise modeling as a process
has been motivated. The overall objective of part III is to investigate
in more detail activities that may constitute a part of enterprise modeling
The Main Empirical Study
In chapter 6, the main empirical study
is presented: Enterprise modeling as an integrated part of a technology
strategy development project in Statoil. The project is particularly relevant
as it involves both modeling of the Statoil corporation and modeling of
the project work itself, posing different challenges.
Chapter 7 provides a terminology of the
most central concepts emerging from the empirical studies, followed by
a number of lessons learned formulated in terms of principles for enterprise
modeling. The principles summarize how enterprise modeling has been performed
in the projects studied in this research project.
The outcome of part III is thus an understanding of how enterprise modeling
has been performed in the studied projects, both in terms of a detailed
account of a strategy development project and a number of lessons learned
distilled from the projects.