Towards the model driven organization

Clark, Tony and Kulkarni, Vinay and Barn, Balbir and France, Robert B. and Frank, Ulrich and Turk, Dan (2014) Towards the model driven organization. In: 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2014, 06-09 Jan 2014, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA.

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Abstract

Todays modern organization is faced with a need for rapid response to changes from external business pressures by updating systems and operational procedures. The effect of such continuous evolution eventually leads to sub- optimal configurations of its underlying systems. The management of continuous business change is compromised by uncertainty due to the inadequacy of existing mechanisms for responding to multiple change drivers thus leading to signifi- cant organizational costs. This represents a major opportunity for seeking greater efficiencies. To date, there has been little or no attempt to apply model driven principles or approaches to addressing these issues. We present a new vision of a Model Driven Organisation (MDO) that has the potential to increase produc- tivity by promoting integration of business processes and collaborations across the organisation whilst supporting safe and convenient adaptations that enable rapid response to change whilst maintaining integrity of the systems within the organisation. The approach proposed is based on the use of modelling languages and simulation technologies that support abstractions for understanding business goals through to specification of IT systems and ultimately to deployed systems. The paper motivates the problem and proposes a definition of the MDO. We val- idate the proposal through an illustrative case and conclude with a review of the state of the art leading to a roadmap of research and emergent grand challenges towards achieving the MDO vision.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 14670
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Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2015 13:03
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 18:15
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/14670

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