10    Evaluation of Framework and Research

All the main components of the thesis have now been worked out and presented: The theoretical foundations in chapter 3, empirical studies in chapters 2 and 6, relevant areas and state-of-the-art frameworks in chapters 4 and 5, and main contributions in terms of a set of principles and a framework in chapters 7, 8 and 9. What still remains is a more comparative and evaluating analysis of both the outcome and the conduct of the research project an attempt at validation of the results.

The most convincing approach to validation of Tema would be application in full-scale projects. This has not been practically feasible, and hence, alternative means are employed to increase the confidence in Tema as an effective approach to team-based enterprise modeling.

10.1 Introduction to the Evaluation
10.1.1 Reflections on validation of TEMA
10.1.2 Outline of the presentation
10.2 Evaluation of TEMA
10.2.1 Tema and the framework design criteria
10.2.2 Tema and the empirical studies
10.3 Comparison of TEMA with Other Frameworks
10.3.1 Introduction to the comparison
10.3.2 From Fuzzy to Formal (F3)
10.3.3 Soft Systems Methodology (SSM)
10.3.4 Object-Oriented role analysis and modeling (OOram)
10.3.5 Concluding remarks on the comparison
10.4 Reflections Upon the Research Approach
10.4.1 On the choice of research approach
10.4.2 On the accomplishment of the research project
10.5 Concluding Remarks