A methodology to model the Dynamic structure of an organization

Ralph R. Bravoco, Surya B. Yadav

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The Integrated Computer Aided Manufacturing (ICAM) program of the U.S. Air Force identified a need to better communicate and analyze manufacturing for the people involved in improving productivity. To satisfy that need, the ICAM program developed the IDEF (ICAM Definition) method to address particular characteristics of manufacturing. This IDEF Method is equally applicable in analyzing other types of organizations. IDEF comprises of three modeling methodologies: function model methodology (IDEF0), information model methodology (IDEF1) and dynamics model methodology (IDEF2). This paper reports on the dynamics model methodology only. This methodology is used to construct models which help in understanding the Dynamic (time-varying behavior) structure which the functions of an organization exhibit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-317
Number of pages19
JournalInformation Systems
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985


  • Dynamic Structure of an Organization
  • Information Requirements
  • Modeling an Organization
  • Requirements Analysis


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