Process Modeling: A picture’s worth a thousand words

The saying “A picture’s worth a thousand words” isn’t always true. It’s certainly not true when it comes to process modeling.   Why? Pictures are flat.  They have two dimensions.   Models have three dimensions.  A process model can have many dimensions.  A detailed process model is the result of process discovery.   What is Process Discovery? […]

Candidate Business Processes for Documenting and Analysis

Compliance: with increasing regulation around fraud, terrorism, Sarbanes-Oxley, data protection, and quality-management systems, processes must be consistent and traceable. With processes managed in various locations, many of them ad hoc in nature, unintended non-compliance occurs as efforts to keep employees up-to-date lags changing regulations. Documenting business processes and their control points is an important means of insuring (and documenting for […]