VDML

VDML 1.0 Beta 1 available (April 2014)

A public Beta 1 specification of VDML 1.0 is now available at http://www.omg.org/spec/VDML/

VDML adopted by the OMG Business Modeling and Integration Task Force and the OMG Architectural Board (December 2013)

During the OMG Technical Meeting in Santa Clara, California, 9-13 December 2013, the OMG Business Modeling and Integration task force and the OMG Architectural Board voted to adopt the VDML revised submission of November 2013 and to move it into the finalization process within OMG.

Final Revised submission (November 2013)

NEFFICS, represented by Cordys, Aalborg University and SINTEF, has been responsible for the final revised proposal for the Value Delivery Modeling Language (VDML) [OMG Document bmi/13-11-03].

This final revised proposal is a joint submission by submitters Cordys Corporation B.V. and CSC, and supporters Aalborg University, Adaptive, Agile Enterprise Design, AT&T, BizAgi, Ltd., Fujitsu, Mega International, Dutch Ministry of Defense, Oelan, REA Technology, SINTEF, Strategic Value Partners, ValueNet Works, InPaqt and Vlastuin Group.

Revised submission (November 2012)

NEFFICS, represented by Cordys, Aalborg University and SINTEF, has been involved in the development of the joint revised proposal for Value Delivery Modeling Language (VDML) version 1.0 [OMG Document bmi/2011-11-06].

This revised proposal is a joint submission by submitters: Cordys Corporation B.V., CSC and supporters: Aalborg University, Adaptive, Agile Enterprise Design, AT&T, BizAgi, Ltd., Fujitsu, Mega International, Ministery of Defense, Netherlands, Oelan, REA Technology, SINTEF, Strategic Value Partners, ValueNet Works, Vlastuin Group and XiBiX.

In addition to revisions to the metamodel, VDML 1.0 has also defined a graphical syntax.The VDML submission is supported by a description and practice approach based on a manufacturing example [OMG Document bmi/2012-11-10] from NEFFICS partner Vlastuin, as well as a healthcare example [OMG Document bmi/2012-11-11] inspired from NEFFICS partner HSJD.

These document are made available to the public and can be downloaded from:

Revised submission (February 2012)

NEFFICS, represented by Cordys, Aalborg University and SINTEF, has been involved in the development of the joint proposal for Value Delivery Modeling Language (VDML) version 0.2 [OMG Document bmi/2012-05-02].

This revised proposal is a joint submission by Cordys, CSC Supporters: Aalborg University, Adaptive, Agile Enterprise Design, Enterprise Agility, REA Technology, SINTEF ValueNet Works and XiBiX.

  • VDML provides an abstraction of the operation of an enterprise that is appropriate for business executives, along with representation of supporting detail that links the board room to the activities that run the enterprise. It brings together the organization structure, the creation and exchange of value, the capabilities that produce value, the management of resources, assignment of people and roles, exchanges with business partners and the principal performance measures that help identify problems and opportunities to improve the business.
  • Central to VDML is the concept of value. Value is a measurable benefit delivered to a recipient in association with a deliverable. Examples of value include the fitness of a product for a purpose, a measure of product reliability, a probability of production defects, a commitment to future delivery of another deliverable, a measure of product or brand prestige, or any other feature or benefit that would affect the desirability of a product, service or economic exchange. VDML is designed to support the optimization of stakeholder value. VDML supports value measurement in both objective and subjective terms.

Revised submission (May 2011)

After development of an initial submission for the Value Delivery Metamodel RFP, the NEFFICS (Networked Enterprise transFormation and resource management in Future internet enabled Innovation CloudS) project was initiated by the European Union. This project is intended to leverage work on the Value Delivery Metamodel RFP submission, and has engaged a number of industry experts to contribute to the project. This provided additional perspective and expertise for the submission [OMG Document bmi/2011-05-11].

This revised submission proposes a metamodel, i.e., a modeling language for modeling the development, management and exchange of value both within a business and with business partners and customers.

Request for Proposal (March 2009)

The Value Delivery Metamodel (VDM) RFP [OMG Document bmi/2009-03-09] solicits proposals for a metamodel specification for modeling customer value delivery, based on the concept of a value networks and value chains.

A value chain, as originally defined by Porter (see reference 1, Section 6.4.2, page 33), “disaggregates a firm into its strategically relevant activities in order to understand the behavior of costs and the existing and potential sources of differentiation”.