Notes for Manages:
- A single sequence of Actors directly connected via the Manages
Relation can be thought of as a management chain. More precisely, all
management chains have:
* Only one Actor (lowest level) that does not Manage another Actor;
* Only one Actor (highest level) that is not Managed-By another
* No branching (i.e. no Actor is Managing or is Managed-By more
than one other Actor).
- An Organisational-Unit at the lower end of a Manages chain may correspond
directly with one Person. The Purpose s of such a Person may be very similar
to the Purpose s of the Organisational-Unit and therefore the Purpose s may not
need to be separately modelled. Higher up a Manages chain, the Purpose s of an
Organisational-Unit are likely to be dissimilar to the Purpose s of a Person.
- Informally, a Managed Organisational-Unit can be thought of as
being `part of' the Managing Organisational-Unit.
- Insofar as a Machine is Managing or is Managed-By another Actor, it may
be considered to be an Organisational-Unit.
- One ordered pair in this relation corresponds to a case of one OU
managing another and is referred to a Management-Link
- The manner in which the Management Links are arranged is referred to as
the Organisational Structure.
* Examples of common Organisational Structures are hierarchical (e.g. line
management), matrix (for project/programme management) and flat.
* Co-management is a situation where an Organisational-Unit is Managed-By more
than one Organisational-Unit.
Slots on relation Manages:
- Arity: 2
A Relationship between two Actor s whereby one
Actor performs the Manage Activity with respect to the
- Domain: Organisational-Unit
- Instance-Of: Binary-Relation, Relation, Set
- Range: Organisational-Unit
Other Related Equivalence Axioms for Manages:
(<=> (Managed-By ?Arg1 ?Arg2) (Manages ?Arg2 ?Arg1))
Other Related Axioms for Manages:
(Inverse Managed-By Manages)