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					                          TBG1 Terms of Reference



1.     Scope
       The purpose of the UN/CEFACT Forum International Trade & Business Processes Group 1
       (TBG1) is to:
            develop and maintain Business Process Models, the Business Transaction Models,
             the semantics and the contents in a syntax neutral way that they fulfil the
             requirements of the Trade and Industry communities within the framework of the
             UN/CEFACT Forum Supply Chain and e-Procurement. The supply chain and e-
             procurement covers the Purchasing, Material Management and Product
             development areas
            approve based on the syntax neutral business transactions the corresponding
             UN/CEFACT syntax solutions provided by the UN/CEFACT Forum Applied
             Technologies Group (ATG)
            encourage the active participation in TBG1 of interested user communities in
             Industry, Trade and Procurement, in accordance with TBG1 membership criteria
            maintain close relations with other UN/CEFACT Forum groups and other TBG
             Working Groups as appropriate
            Promote and support the work of UN/CEFACT Forum



2.     Membership
       Members and observers must be authorized according to the procedures in force in
       UN/CEFACT Forum:
       http://www.uncefactforum.org/FMG/FMG%20Procedure/Forum%20Procedures%20cf_05_04
       e.pdf
       The Chair may invite experts to a meeting of the Group; such experts will have observer
       status.
       The Chair of a mandated subgroup of TBG1 may invite guests from outside TBG1 for
       meetings of the working group.



3.     Administrative structure
       TBG1 consists of one chair, maximum three vice chairs and maximum two secretaries.


3.1.   Responsibilities
           Role                   Responsibilities
           Chair                     Manage the group
                                     Attend TBG steering calls and meetings
                                     Liaising with other TBGs
                                     User support (entry point for questions)
                                     Prepare agenda and chair TBG1 meetings and calls
        Role                          Responsibilities
        Vice chairs                    Manage the group
                                      Each vice chair takes on at least one of the following tasks:
                                       TBG17 representation
                                       Lead editor BRS / UMM model management
                                       Lead editor RSM / CCTS model management
                                       Lead editor Standard / XML
        Secretariat                      Prepare minutes for calls and meetings
                                         Manage action and decision list
                                         Confluence website
                                         Public TBG1 website



3.2.   Elections
       Only the chair and vice chair positions are electable. The Chair and the Vice-Chair(s) will be
       nominated for a period of two years and be elected by the voting members of TBG1
       according to the policy of UN/CEFACT.
       Secretaries and lead editors are appointed by the TBG1 leadership.



4.     Project management
4.1.   Deliverables
        Deliverable                                      Description
        Project proposal                                  Text (word)
        BRS                                              Business requirements specification. Contents:
                                                          Text (word)
                                                          UMM diagrams from enterprise architect
        RSM                                              Requirements specification mapping:
                                                          Text (word)
                                                          Conceptual diagram from Enterprise architect
                                                          BIE diagram from Enterprise Architect
                                                          BIE component list from GEFEG FX
        Library submission                                Spreadsheet in TBG17 format containing components
                                                           that need to be added to the core component library.
        Message Standard                                  The XML schemas
                                                          Documentation generated from GEFEG FX (format to
                                                           be decided)




4.2.   Activities and ODP relation
        Activity                                               Approval
        1. Create project proposal                             ODP1 – approval by FMG
        2. Create requirements list                            ODP2 – approval by TBG1
        3. Create draft BRS                                    ODP3 – approval by TBG1
        4. Create TBG internal version of BRS                  ODP4 – approval by TBG
        Activity                                                  Approval
        5. Create public review version of BRS                    ODP5 – approval by UN/CEFACT
        6. Create draft RSM                                       No ODP approval – approval by TBG1
        7. Create draft library submission                        No ODP approval – approval by TBG1
        8. Create final library submission                        No ODP approval – approval by TBG17
        9. Harmonization process                                  No ODP approval
        10.        Finalize RSM                                   No ODP approval, ICG has to approve the RSM in
                                                                  order to start the library audit.
        11.        Create prototype schema’s                      No formal deliverable. Approval by TBG1
        12.        Create final schema’s                          No ODP approval
        13.        Create standard documentation                  No ODP approval
        14.        Implementation verification                    ODP6 – approval by TBG1???
        15.        Publication                                    ODP7 – approval by plenary




4.3.   Roles and responsibilities
       All projects are done in close cooperation with the lead editors.
        Role                               Responsibilities
        Project lead                          Project management
                                              Organize project meetings and calls
                                              Update project status and deliverables on Confluence site
                                              Harmonization process
                                              Review XML standard
                                              Manage implementation verification
        Project editor                        BRS editing
                                              RSM editing
                                              Prepare library submission
                                              Create standard documentation
        Project team member                 Contribute and review BRS
                                            Contribute and review RSM
                                            Harmonization process

				
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