A Pragmatic Guide to Business Process Modelling by Jon Holt

By Jon Holt

A realistic instruction manual for accomplishing actual and potent procedure modelling, drawn from the author's substantial adventure in consulting.


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Some national bodies have also obtained recognition globally and sit at the same sort of level, such as the British Standards Institution (BSI). High-level processes, such as industry standards: an industry standard is one that is driven by the actual industry and does not have the formal recognition of international and national standards. An industry standard may have international recognition, such as the UML or Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), or may simply be two organizations agreeing to work in the same way.

Qxd 6/26/09 6:08 PM Page 5 Introduction • • • Model: in this book, the definition of ‘model’ is taken from the classic UML (Unified Modelling Language) definition, which is ‘a simplification of reality’. In this way, a model may be an equation, a diagram, a physical model, a piece of text or any verbal description. Verification: refers to something that works correctly and without error. For example, this could be a system that has been tested and runs in an error-free fashion. ’ may be asked. Validation: refers to something that meets its original requirements or, to put it another way, that does what it is supposed to do.

There is a big difference between observing a process and performing a process effectively. Consider the example of a magic trick being performed by a magician who is, quite clearly, following some sort of predefined process. It is easy to watch and follow a magic trick, such as a card trick. The magician shuffles the cards and asks a member of the audience to choose one. The audience member selects the card, memorizes it, shows it to the rest of the audience and then places back into the pack.

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