Changes at the operational level require an understanding of the strategic direction of the company. For this purpose we apply the Business Motivation Model (BMM) from the Object Management Group (OMG). The model follows the following 6 basic ideas:
All elements of the BMM have been developed from the business perspective. Before an enterprise begins to plan or implement individual activities, (IT) systems or similar, the basic ideas must be in the business plan deﬁniert, which then serves as the basis for these further steps or business activities.
The motivation in BMM is very central, the word itself is already contained in the name. The execution of a business process or the integration of a business rule should always be related to the vision or mission. It should be possible to answer why something is being done. All elements are interlinked and beeinﬂussen is the vision.
Reaction to change
Another fundamental assumption of BMM is that a company is not controlled by change but rather by how it reacts to change. The recognition of changes caused by Beeinﬂusser and their evaluation is central.
Separation of the concepts
A further basis is the separation of the concepts. So for example means and goals are strictly separated, since one can change for example the means without having to change thereby the goals. Or also Beeinﬂusser and the evaluation are separated, since changes of Beeinﬂusser are given, the evaluation of these are however different from person to person.
The BMM is transferable to all companies, regardless of their size. It is also possible to introduce the model in different departments/divisions of the company. The model is further structured in such a way that the elements of the different BMM can reference each other.
Measuring performance is included in the BMM in the operational objectives. Thus, the model supports the measurability or the introduction of key figures in the company.