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Process, Function, Mechanism, Procedure: Which One?

[This post also comes as a Podcast - Please scroll to bottom of page] One of the greatest areas for confusion in the world of business systems modeling is the terminology used to name the activities performed by a business. Are these activities Processes, Functions, Mechanisms or Procedures? The answer is “all of the above”.  Does this mean that these […]

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Will BPMN Make You Right?

[This post also comes as a Podcast - scroll to bottom of page][Youtube video here] Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) is one of the more common process modeling notations currently being promoted in the world of Business Process Modeling. Is it any good?  Well as a modeling notation it is pretty good.  It falls about mid way between a Procedure […]

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Must a Business Function Always Transform Data?

“Must a Business Function always create or transform data or information?” was question I was asked by a computing student last week. The simple answer is very definite “YES”. So, if you have a “Business Function” in your enterprise that does not create or transform information, then, whatever else it might be, it is definitely NOT a genuine Business Function.
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