By Jon Holt
A pragmatic instruction manual for undertaking exact and powerful strategy modelling, drawn from the author's substantial event in consulting.
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Very low-level processes, such as guidelines and work instructions: these will typically show a preferred or best-practice approach to carrying out a procedure. These may include specific methods and methodologies that may be applied, whether they are in-house, bespoke or commercial approaches. qxd 6/26/09 6:08 PM Page 9 Introduction The preceding list is not intended to be exhaustive, but provides a general idea of the scope of this book. The process modelling approach advocated in this book may be applied to any or all of these different types of processes.
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Although this is an excellent initiative that has yielded very good results, the BPMN is far too narrow to meet the stringent requirements for process modelling identified in this book. The notation itself focuses entirely on the behavioural aspect of the process model which, although adequate for the scope identified in the BPMI, is not considered wide enough for the purposes of this book. qxd 6/26/09 6:08 PM Page 13 Introduction considered – four of which are realized by structural diagrams, for which the BPMN has no facility.