Business Motivation Model

Business Motivation Model

The Business Motivation Model (BMM) in enterprise architecture provides a scheme and structure for developing, communicating, and managing business plans in an organized manner.[1] Specifically, the Business Motivation Model does all of the following:


Initially developed by the Business Rules Group (BRG),[2] in September 2005, the Object Management Group (OMG) voted to accept the Business Motivation Model as the subject of a Request for Comment (RFC). This meant that the OMG was willing to consider the Business Motivation Model as a specification to be adopted by the OMG, subject to comment from any interested parties. Adoption as an OMG specification carries the intention that the Business Motivation Model would, in time, be submitted to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as a standard.[3]

In August 2008 version 1.0 was released by OMG.

In May 2015, version 1.3 of BMM specification [4] was released and as of May 2015 it is the latest stable release.


"BMM captures business requirements across different dimensions to rigorously capture and justify why the business wants to do something, what it is aiming to achieve, how it plans to get there, and how it assesses the result."[5]

The main elements of BMM are:

Referenced standards

Other related frameworks are

See also


Further reading

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