Dragon1 Open EA Method

1. A new view on EA

    2. Dragon1 Introduction

    3. EA in Practice

    4. Way of Thinking

    5. Way of Working

    6. Way of Representing

    7. Way of Supporting















    Actor Definition

    Dragon1 Icon for Actor
    Dragon1 Icon for Actor
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    Dragon1 Definition for Actor:
    An actor is an entity that is a participant in a process, like a person, animal, plant, robot, application, organization or system. An actor can be internal or external to the system interacting with other entities. Example: Students using a Campus Webshop are Actors and have the role of Shopper.

    Actor Definition Summary

    What is an actor?

    Definition of Actor

    The definition of actor is: an actor is an entity that is a participant in a process, like a person, animal, plant, robot, application, organization, department or system. An actor can be internal or external to the system interacting with other entities.

    For example: Students using a Campus Webshop are Actors and have the role of Shopper.

    When you model an actor, it is not common to model also the entity it embodies. Sometimes, for sake of understandability it is wise to do.

    If you model a process and use lanes, these lanes represent the roles that actor have.

    The shape for actor in Dragon1 is a wire frame person:

    'Actor' has important relationships with 'Role' and 'Responsibility'.

    An actor has roles because of its position in a process.

    An actor is expected to perform certain tasks, being the responsibilities of their roles.

    Types of Actor

    Common types of actor are:

    • Business Actor
    • Process Actor
    • System Actor

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