2019 Theory of Business Architecture

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Graduate major in Engineering Sciences and Design
Iijima Junichi 
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Course description and aims

A hundred years has passed since Scientific Management was published by A.F.Taylor who is recognized as the originator of Industrial Engineering and Management. It is not the era of manufacturing goods with several tens of components. Now it is time for applying engineering methodology to Enterprise Activities.

In our department, we have been fostering students who can use ICT from users' viewpoints, more concretely, to have a vision to use ICT which supports business activities from the viewpoint of Enterprise Engineering. In this course, we will focus on Enterprise Ontology that is one of the key pillars in Enterprise Engineering.

We will explain the representative methodology called DEMO(Design & Engineering Methodology for Organizations)in Enterprise Ontology. Students are supposed to understand the concept and learn how to apply it for target systems with a certain size.

Student learning outcomes

Students will be able to understand the concept of DEMO that is the representative methodology in Enterprise Ontology and apply it for target systems with a certain size.


Enterprise Ontology, DEMO, transaction, Construction Model, Process Model

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

team-based (four students per one team)

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction read RGDDE and IES in advance
Class 2 Read RGDDE & IES Read Fixit
Class 3 Solution:RGGDE & Exercise and Solution:IES
Class 4 WoT: generall PSI theory
Class 5 Exercise: case Fixit Solution:case Fixit
Class 6 WoW: OER method, applied to Volley WoT: special PSI theory WoM: construction model (CM) Read case Rent-A-Car and Volley
Class 7 DEMO Elevator Pitch Illustration: case Rent-A-Car make case Volley assignment Solution: case Volley
Class 8 WoW: OER method, applied to Volley Conclusions PSI theory make case IES assignment 2 Solution case IES assignment 2
Class 9 DEMO Elevator Pitch WoM and WoW: PM, FM, AM Illustration: case Volley Read case Pizzeria
Class 10 DEMO and other approaches Exercise: case Pizzeria Solution case Pizzeria assignment
Class 11 WoT: TAO theory Exercise: case RAC Solution case RAC assignment
Class 12 make case IES assignment 3 Discussion case IES ass. 3 Exercise: case Policlinic
Class 13 Discrete Event Simulation
Class 14 Exercise: case Pizzeria Solution case Pizzeria assignment


Jan Dietz, Enterprise Ontology, Springer, 2006.
Junichi Iijima eds., 『DEMO』, NTT Pub. 2014

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Jan Dietz, Red Garden Gnomes Don't Exist, Sapio Enterprise Engineering, 2015.
Perinforma, A.P.C., The Essence of Organization, Sapio Enterprise

Assessment criteria and methods

Presence 40%
Final Exam 60%

Related courses

  • IEE.C531 : Enterprise Engineering

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Better to take the coursde of Fundamentals of Information Systems in advance.

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ext 3942

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13:20-14:50, Tuesday
Necessary to mail in advance

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