New package structure in UMM 2.0

UMM 2.0 will have an enhanced package structure which greatly facilitates modeling.

Changes in the package structure:

  • The BusinessDomainView has moved into the BusinessRequirementsView
  • There is now a dedicated BusinessPartnerView in the BusinessRequirementsView
  • The BusinessProcessView does not exist any more. Instead the BusinessProcessActivityGraph is located directly under the corresponding BusinessProcess
  • The former BusinessTransactionView is now called BusinessChoregraphyView
  • BusinessInteractionView and TransactionRequirementsView are now merged into the new BusinessTransactionView which is located underneath the BusinessChoreographyView
  • The BusinessTransaction is now located directly under the corresponding BusinessTransactionUseCase
  • CollaborationRequirementsView and BusinessCollaborationView are now merged into the new BusinessCollaborationView
  • The BusinessCollaborationProtocol is now located directly under the corresponding BusinessCollaborationUseCase
  • CollaborationRealizationView remains unchanged
  • The BusinessInformationView is now a dedicated view

UMM 2.0 new package structure

View an animated Powerpoint slide illustrating the transition from the UMM 1.0 package structure to the UMM 2.0 package structure: UMM 2.0 Re-Packaging

TMG F2F Meeting in Zurich: UMM 2.0 First Draft is approaching

UN/CEFACT TMG is currently meeting in Zurich at SAP Regensdorf. The major work item within the Business Process Working Group (BPWG) for this week is the 1st Draft of the UMM 2.0 specification. The major benefits of UMM 2.0 will be:

  • UMM 2.0 will be defined as a UML 2.0 profile
  • Re-packaging (flattening) of the UMM meta model
  • Eliminating the complex “maps to” relationships
  • A business transaction may now comprise up to two responding business documents in order to represent different business intentions (e.g., a positive and a negative response to a purchase order)
  • Shortened names of stereotypes
  • In general, the UMM meta model will be less strict – especially during the requirements elicitation phase – as well as less complex

We hope to publish first results at the end of this week. Stay tuned…

UMM 1.0 tutorial movies available

A set of Macromedia Flash movies, explaining the steps towards a valid UMM 1.0 model is now available. Many thanks to Jim Wilson from Cidx who narrated the movies!

The UMM 1.0 user guide movies

Upcoming UMM book chapter

We are happy to announce that the UMM development team will contribute a chapter about UMM to the Handbook of Enterprise Integration. It will be published by Auerbach in 2009. You can already catch a glimpse of it on Amazon:

The chapter will be named Service-oriented enterprise modeling and analysis.

Save your Christmas present for 2009 already now!

Next UN/CEFACT TMG Face to Face meeting

The next UN/CEFACT TMG face to face meeting will be held at SAP Research Labs in Zurich, Switzerland, from 10.12.2007 until 14.12.2007. At least three members of the UMM development team will be there and continue working on the UMM 2.0 specification.

We are looking forward to fruitful discussions!

UMM Add-In Version 1.0 released

We would like to announce the release of the final version 1.0 of the UMM Add-In. The Add-In can be downloaded for free from the project’s website.

Features of the UMM Add-In.

New Paper: Worksheet Driven UMM Modeling of B2B Services

Last week, Rainer presented our paper Worksheet Driven UMM Modeling of B2B Services at the IEEE Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE) taking place in Hong Kong. The abstract of the paper is given below:

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