Actor

An Actor in a Business Process is a person or organization who perform a Role. The role that is a user or a stakeholder responsible or accountable for one or more steps in a process or the entire process. An actor can perform multiple roles in the context of

ac·tor
ˈaktər/
noun
a person whose profession is acting on the stage, in movies, or on television. synonyms: performer, player, thespian, trouper;
a person who behaves in a way that is not genuine. “in war one must be a good actor
a participant in an action or process. “employers are key actors within industrial relations”

Togaf defines Actor as “A person, organization, or system that has a role that initiates or interacts with activities; for example, a sales representative who travels to visit customers. Actors may be internal or external to an organization. In the automotive industry, an original equipment manufacturer would be considered an actor by an automotive dealership that interacts with its supply chain activities.” 1

Relationships

Actor Performs One or More Role
Actor Performs One or More Business Function

 

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References

  1. The Open Group – Definitions – http://pubs.opengroup.org/architecture/togaf9-doc/arch/chap03.html#tag_03_02

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