Business Process Modeling strives to provide a complete overview of the processes and their integration with each other and more broadly to the strategic goals of the enterprise. Modeling aims to produce a holistic image of the business processes and tasks at the detail level. Modeling is not an end in itself – making a picture because of the image. Modeling is above all:
- Learning event
- Theme Interview
- Strenghts and problems analysis
- Open Inter-role communication
- Team building.
The process map is created as a co-product and is a special case of the meeting memo.
Often, the process image needs to be supplemented by surveys, numerical analysis and the collection of documents (prints, documents, work instructions, etc.). These all together form an image of the action.
An essential working stage is the analysis and documentation of development needs. They are based on the findings of documentation and management-defined guidelines. Clear strategy objectives are a backbone of the design of development projects. Without a clear common goal, development projects will be randomly controlled according to local sub-optimizations.
Sometimes, the notation of modelling may have a bigger emphasis (e.g., should we used strictly BPMN). However, our experience is that the notation used is not so important: most importat is that communication is conducted transparently and that the relevant elements are identified and there is ability to document the conducted dialogue.