Systems Architecture Method (SAM).
SAM features a meta-model based on a network of "structures" and "relationships". Structures are categorizations of facts about the enterprise such as organization and business processes. Relationships are the associations between individual facts such as which organizational unit "operates" which business process. The categorization of information in a structure is usually achieved by forming a hierarchy. Relationships between members of structures are usually mapped by means of a matrix.
Our choice of information to include in our meta-model is based on experience of what enterprises actually need and the basic SAM model and its coverage have proven more than adequate in addressing many business scenarios and situations in many industries.
The meta-model is highly flexible and enterprises need not use all of the ten proposed structures, or indeed any of them, and further structures and relationships can be created easily if required.
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For some guidance on suggested structures and relationships, click here.