Up-Stream and Down-Stream Quality in Enterprise Modeling Practice – Supporting Model Driven Continuous Improvement in Organizations

  • Jarl Höglund
  • Anne Persson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 134)


The paper identifies and discusses what is considered to be the three most critical points, both up-stream and down-stream to Enterprise Modeling, for ensuring the usefulness and use of EM results in the continuous improvement of organizations. The model type that is targeted in the cases discussed in the paper is the process model, but other related model types, e.g. goal models and concepts models are also addressed in relation to process models. The points addressed in the paper are: 1) Trigger handling – acting on symptoms or the root cause problem, 2) critical aspects during modeling, and 3) establishing mechanisms for continuous model based business process improvement.


Enterprise Modeling process quality successful implementation of enterprise models continuous improvement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jarl Höglund
    • 1
  • Anne Persson
    • 2
  1. 1.ALLMENTOR ABMälarhöjdenSweden
  2. 2.Informatics Research CentreUniversity of SkövdeSkövdeSweden

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