Enterprise modeling is the primary tool used in business re-engineering. Historically, the number one problem with enterprise modeling has been the lack of formalism. Getting Results with the Object-Oriented Enterprise Model tackles this dilemma head-on and prescribes a formal methodology based on object technology. This book will help create a reliable enterprise model by assessing the enterprise's current operations as well as its future operations. Developing the model within the context of object-orientation will provide an ideal framework as each object will represent a behavior that is analogous to the issues addressed within the model and the enterprise itself. Getting Results with the Object-Oriented Enterprise Model will then help the reader prioritize and execute the changes suggested by the model. The authors synthesize paradigms from conceptual modeling, information theory, computer theory and business theory to develop a comprehensive and formal description of the enterprise that works. By combining their considerable expertise in both IT and business theory, the authors are able to define the rigorous methodology needed to successfully model any enterprise.