PROCESSES

    TEN FEATURES TO CONSIDER IN RELATION TO PROCESS MAPPING / MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SOFTWARE

    1. BPM (Business Process Management) does not mean “automation of business processes” – this is a typical hijacking of terminology by the IT industry. Business Process Management means the management of business processes.
    2. Some software is designed to help you analyse a process, some to define and communicate it to others and some to automate the recording of the process steps. They require different features.
    3. A process description should:
    4. - give as much information as the user needs to understand and do the work
    5. - have a consistent “look and feel” throughout the system.
    6. People often want to print a process description (when reviewing a draft, or for presentation purposes). Pagination etc should be automatic.
    7. If the software publishes the process descriptions:
    8. - the system should provide a clear structure that helps people see “how it all fits together”
    9. - it should be easy for a user to find the required process description without an undue number of mouse clicks.
    10. A change to a role name (job title) should be applied automatically to all relevant processes.
    11. It should be easy to add / delete / resequence tasks within a process.
    12. If a set of process descriptions is published, it should be possible to extract role involvement reports automatically from the published process descriptions if role involvements have been defined per task.

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    TEN REASONS WHY PROCESS MAPPING / MANAGEMENT IS OF VALUE

    TEN POINTS TO REMEMBER WHEN DEFINING A PROCESS

    TEN MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN DEFINING A PROCESS

    TEN OBJECTIVES WHEN CREATING A PROCESS DESCRIPTION

    Ian Leaver of independent analyst Forward Look explains "user-centric process management"software.

    TEN FEATURES TO CONSIDER FOR PROCESS MAPPING / MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SOFTWARE

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