Enterprise Knowledge Development


Affiliation: University of Paris

Area of Application

Part of this project work was supported by the ESPRIT project ELEKTRA (N°22927) funded the by the CEC in the context of the Framework IV programme.

The EKD approach represents an integrated set of techniques and associated tools for the purpose of dealing with situations of change such as the transformation of business processes, the re-engineering of information systems, the transition of high-level requirements to systems supporting these requirements and so on. It can be used in any business or information system engineering settings including both forward (from business requirements to data and process development) and reverse engineering (from legacy systems to business policy).
In summary, EKD can be viewed in terms of three ‘planes’ of concern: Enterprise Objectives, Enterprise Processes, Information Systems.


EKD is an approach that provides a controlled way of analysing and documenting an enterprise, its objectives and support systems.