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INTERVIEW QUESTION:

What is a business entity model?

Posted by Chris Adams

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Categories: Business Analysis, Systems Analysis, Domain Modeling

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A business entity model is a logical model that documents the entities, or things, that a business or business process uses and interacts with in order to accomplish its business activities and goals. In addition to documenting entities, a business entity model may capture the attributes of an entity, relationships between entities, and cardinality information. Many business entity models are created in the form of a UML class diagram. However, it is important to note that business entity models document the logical structure of a business domain, not the physical structure.

The information captured by the business entity model is helpful in later stages of the software development process when class diagrams and database schemas are being designed. This is where logical information begins to be transformed into a physical implementation.

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SuperUser Account posted on Friday, September 21, 2007 10:53 AM
A business entity model is also a key aspect of communication within the project as each business entity is being defined and described.

This ensures that all project team members speak the same language and that all project artifacts consistently refer to business concepts in a similar manner.
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