By groups I mean any internal or external users of BPM system. Of course, they can be members of organization or just clients or partners. Naturally, every such group requires own projection of an enterprise model for many reasons. Information disclosure, technical background and job functions are among primary motivators for distinction. Normally, it is achieved on diagram and folder level of enterprise publishing to delimit access for individual groups to specific parts of the entire model. For instance, our BPM publishing portal works in exactly this way.

However, it this comment I suggested to move this segregation substantially further and filter information even on the level of individual diagrams. Moreover, specific diagrams of one and the same model may appear in different notations and layouts for different groups based on their role in an enterprise, while still rendering one and the same core model. It is very much along with popular MVC (Model View Controller) principle widely applied in software design but less known in BPM where one model may have multiple views (diagrams) and controllers (e.g. form flows). RBV (Resource Based VIew), which you mentioned, looks close to this but not exactly same.

On another hand, I’m deeply impressed with your excellent link on 3-D free-form search Kbases. It definitely has a lot of potential. I can remember also visual designer of semantic queries in HP CMDB. Semantic search is also among most widely used features of our process hub. Hopefully, we will borrow something from your materials in our further development.

Of course implications of model projections are much wider and actually manifest universal bridges between an enterprise and technology in general. One can say that every physical implementations of an enterprise, such as partner relations, production facilities, IT infrastructure, distribution channels etc. all manifest narrowed projections of the aggregated enterprise entity distinguishing and outlining it in surrounding economic environment.

To illustrate it we can refer to renowned parable of the blind men and the elephant coming originating in ancient India: