Business Process Design
Business Processes are designed according to the BPMN2.2 or CMMN1.1 standards. Workflow and Case Identification (CID) can be used to manage more complex operations of business processes.
Problems and Solutions
Modeling Processes is a separate discipline in contemporary approaches. This may lead to problems when more details are defined to describe and develop apps and applications that form parts of the process. More than once the granularity of the details when the process is modeled is inconsistent with the necessary granularity when developing the components used in the business activity or knowledge function.
Within the Enterprise Architects’ approach modeling processes is like chaining enriched Knowledge Functions together in a flow. In this way the granularity is automatically correct. When the Knowledge Functions are not yet enriched the process model should be detailed up to the so-called OTOPOP or One Time, One Place, One Person, level defining so-called atomic Business Activities. These Business Activities can then be related to Knowledge Functions, and the Knowledge Functions can then be enriched (see Knowledge Function Management).
Either way, when the Knowledge Functions are enriched, tested and related to atomic Business Activities, the Process Model can be tested immediately (DME or Direct Model Execution).
Process models can be developed based on two different standards:
- 2 the industry standard for modeling business processes in a straight thru processing mode
- 1 the industry standard for modeling business processes based on case management
Tools to support Business Process Design
To support Business Process Design Enterprise Architects delivers the following tools:
||Modeling Business Processes based on either of the two modes (BPMN or CMMN)|
|Access tool to relate each atomic Business Activity of the Process Model to a Knowledge Function|
||If the Knowledge Function is not enriched or needs to change, the AFM tool is used as a single point of entry for all other Knowledge Function tools for Knowledge Function Management|
Advantages of the Enterprise Architects approach
- Business Processes can be modeled and used according to two industry standards: BPMN and CMMN
- When all atomica Business Activities of the process model are related to enriched Knowledge Functions, the Process Model can be functionally tested immediately (DME or Direct Model Execution)
- Functionalities like Workflow Management and Case Identification are directly usable
- The SAFe™ Core Values are safeguarded and improved as follows
- Built-in Quality
- Program Execution