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What is Process Modelling?

Is This a Silly Question? Before we can say what business process modeling is we need to know what a Business Process is! This may seem like stating the obvious, however, “process” is one of the most widely misunderstood and misused terms in business and business modeling! Managers and analysts alike often use the term […]

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BTM – Business Transaction Modelling

Brand New Business Modelling Technique Business Transaction Modelling (BTM) is the latest technique to be added to the Integrated Modelling Method.  Like all other techniques in IMM, BTM is fully integrated with the core techniques of the overall method. What is a Business Transaction? A business transaction is a series of steps (Business Functions) that […]

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Five Key Steps to Quality Data Modelling

To most business people data modelling is a black art that is practiced by the company IT department. It brings no tangible business benefits and is solely designed to make mere mortals feel confused and inferior.  Sadly, many IT departments actually foster this view and, for those that do, the data modelling that they carry […]

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Formalisation Creates Models

I have been having some discussions lately about with various people around the globe on what constitutes a “model”. Some of those with whom I have been in discussion hold the view that any concept or mental picture that a person holds in their head constitutes a model.  While this might be valid from a […]

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Five Stages of Business Analysis (2)

Stage 1: Information Gathering: One-to-One Interviews The one-to-one strategic in-depth interview is the most effective means of gathering information from senior directors and senior executives. The purpose of these interviews is to find out from these key people what their opinions are regarding the business area in question and the project itself. Such interviews will […]

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Five Stages of Business Analysis (1)

Stage 1: Information Gathering This stage consists of finding identifying the key people or other sources within the business that can tell you: What the business OUGHT to be doing. The order in which it ought to be done. The information required to do it. What this business modelling / systems development project ought to achieve. […]

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Five Stages of Business Modelling

In the Integrated Modelling Method there are five distinct stages to Business Modeling:     Information gathering     Analysis and investigation     Modelling     Feedback     Implementation All of these stages should be followed whether you are doing modelling in an organisation with 5 employees 5,000 employees or 25,000 employees.  If you are doing work in […]

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