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Business and data definitions give direction to an enterprise.

160 Pragmatic, High Quality Definitions for Business and Data Analysts

Quality Practice Begins with Quality Definitions Sadly, in the worlds of business and data analysis and modeling good definitions are hard to find, bad definitions abound and misunderstanding and misuse of even the most fundamental terms is commonplace. I am a perfectionist. I am passionate about quality and want to deliver it to my clients […]

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Business Modelling Architecture

All good analysis and modelling is achieved by starting in the right place, and that place is with the core activities of the enterprise – the Business Functions. If you have not started in the right place, then you need to know how to get back there. The Hierarchy of Models shown in the diagram in this post will enable you to do this.
If you are working on any model and have not built the preceding model(s) then you are not going to achieve a Quality outcome.  For example, if you are modelling Processes and have not yet built your Function Model, then you are in trouble.  This failure to first model Functions is one of the main reasons why most BPM projects fail to deliver.

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Business Models are Like Building Plans

Each business model helps portray a different aspect of a business.
For this reason it is important to select the most appropriate business model to portray the specific facet in question.

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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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What is Information Flow Modeling?

When it is important to know and show how information flows into, around and out of the business, Information Flow Modeling is the technique to use. This shows how information flows between Business Functions within the business and between Business Functions in the business and External Entities, such as suppliers, customers, government, etc., in the outside […]

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