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What is a role?

Definition of Role

The definition of role is: a role is a position that an actor has in a process. According to their role, actors are expected to perform certain tasks (their responsibilties).

Example: Shopper is a common process role in the process of buying items on a webshop. The Actor in this case is f.i. the anonymous website visitor or identified target client group member.

The shape in the Dragon1 modeling language for role is

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

A role defines the position an actor has in a process.

A role frames responsibilies of an actor.

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