In this section, we look at the Artefacts of POET that deal
with the information required for Structural description and Transformational
description. The WHAT. This is the smallest section in POET. Interestingly it
is the thing that most frameworks and ontologies focus on, which when you see
the other quite important things like Methods, Culture and Environment might
make you wonder how much value they contain. It is understandable however, that
people concentrate on Artefacts as they are very “tangible” and because many
frameworks come from IT departments and IT people love structure. Methods,
Environment and Cultural things are much harder to produce and therefore tend
not to be produced.
Before you read the section,
what are the fundamental Artefacts that you think are essential for
What things exist within your
Enterprise in this regard today?