Business footprint diagrams
A business footprint diagram describes the links between business goals, organizational units, business functions and services, and maps these functions to the technical components delivering the required capability.
A business footprint diagram provides clear traceability between a technical component and the business goal that it satisfies, whilst also demonstrating ownership of the services identified.
A business footprint diagram demonstrates only the key facts linking organization unit functions to delivery services, and is utilized as a communication platform for senior-level (CxO) stakeholders. It must be focused on the current business interest: depending on the focus, it can concentrate on one or several application components (that need evolution) or on one or more business functions.
Business footprint diagram focused on the "sales" function
Business service: Represents a service provided by the business, which may then be realized by one or more IS services.
Entity application component: An entity component is frequently derived from business entities, and is responsible for managing the access to the entity, and its integrity.
Function: Describes one function of the organization.
Process application component: A process application component is responsible for a business process execution. It orchestrates the tasks of the process.
Organization unit: Describes one unit that breaks down the organization of the enterprise. This can be, for example, a department.
Business process: As presented in process maps (event diagrams). The business process is detailed in flow diagrams.
Supports link: Determines that a service or process is supported by finer-grained elements such as other services or processes, or application elements.
Participates in link: Describes in which part or activity of the enterprise a participant intervenes.
Trace link: General purpose tracebility link. Determines that the origin of the trace has been founded on the trace destination during its definition.
Component realization: An application component realizes the designated element, for example a business process.