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Business Process Management by Martyn A. Ould

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RIVA AND OBJECT-ORIENTED SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

One of the central notions in Riva, whose roots go back to the early 1980s to the formally-defined object-oriented language SPML, is that of the type (or class) and the instance. We saw how everything on a RAD is actually a type, and that we can ‘run’ a RAD by looking at how, when and what instances of types of roles, actions and interactions are created as the process runs. Riva‘s object orientation makes it a natural business analysis precursor to the use of object-oriented software development approaches and in particular, the object-oriented notations in UML (Unified Modeling Language). Riva‘s two notations are not a replacement for those of UML any more than UML‘s fifteen or so are for Riva‘s. ...

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