Object-Process Methodology

A Holistic Systems Paradigm

  • Dov Dori

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-XXV
  2. Foundations of Object-Process Methodology

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  3. Concepts of OPM Systems Modeling

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  4. Building Systems with OPM

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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 425-455

About this book


Object-Process Methodology (OPM) is a comprehensive novel approach to systems engineering. Integrating function, structure and behavior in a single, unifying model, OPM significantly extends the system modeling capabilities of current object-oriented methods. OPM system specification consists of a set of interrelated Object-Process Diagrams and an equivalent Formal English - a subset of natural English. The resulting graphic and textual system specification serves not only for communicating among system architects, domain experts, and prospective customers, but also for automated application generation.
OPM is a generic, domain-independent approach founded on the very basic elements of any system: objects and processes. As such, it is applicable to virtually any domain of business, engineering and science. Being intuitive and easy to understand and use, OPM enables system architects to document their natural train of thought. Equipped with a powerful holistic systems paradigm and relieved from the technicalities of unnatural languages, developers engage in creativity and discovery as they design complex system architectures.
The book presents the theory and practice of OPM with examples from various industry segments and engineering disciplines, as well as daily life.


Natural Softwareentwicklung Systemanalyse complex systems complexity design development language model modeling object ontology software system modeling systems theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Dov Dori
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Industrial Engineering and ManagementTechnion, Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Engineering Systems DivisionMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62989-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56209-9
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