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Business Process Modelling

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Historical View of BP Modelling





Work Process Flow (early to mid 1900s)
+ Frank Gilbreth & his 'Flow Process Charts' (= flowcharts)
+ First structured method for documenting process flow

Work Flow (mid-1970s)
+ Motivation was disenchantment with the above
+ Acted as a genesis for BP Modelling

Business Process Modelling (2000s)
+ Trend towards new manuf'ing paradigm – Virtual Enterprise
+ VE=distributed & parallel BP execution from each VE entity
+ Need effective process modelling with strict model analysis

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Business Process Modelling- The “What?”





Business process modelling (BPM) is the activity of representing processes of an enterprise, so that the current process may be analyzed and improved.
Typically performed by business analysts & managers seeking to improve process efficiency and quality.
The process improvements identified by BPM may or may not require IT involvement, although that is a common driver behind modelling a business process.

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Business Process Modelling- The “Why?”



Business process modelling (BPM) helps companies in the following ways:
+ To become more process-oriented
+ To optimise business processes thro Process Change Mgmt: long term planning, execution & control of processes
+ To document and manage processes on an ongoing basis
+ To simulate processes using, i.a. Monte Carlo simulation &
Discrete Event Simulation

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Business Process Modelling Notation

Why BPM Notation (BPMN)?

=> a notation that can be understood by all business users.

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i.e. business analysts (creating initial drafts of processes)

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