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Business Modeling by Ron Zahavi, David M. Bridgeland

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Chapter 8

Model-Based Workshops

Models are often built interactively in facilitated modeling workshops, with subject matter experts talking about the business and a modeler changing the models on the fly. Workshops are group activities. Several subject matter experts—each with different knowledge and understanding—collectively build a model. Together they reach a common understanding.

We describe model-based workshops in two chapters. In this chapter we detail what a model-based workshop is, and in Chapter 9 we explain how to run one effectively.

In Chapters 4 and 5 we explored how the restaurant Portia is organized, who performs business processes at the restaurant, and what those business processes are. We examined organization models and business ...

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