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Unformatted text preview: Modeling Business Processes The main objective of process modeling is the definition of the as-is process flow. Process modeling needs to answer the following questions: • What is the outcome of the business process? • What activities are performed within the business process? • What is the order of activities? • Who performs the activities? • Which business documents are exchanged within the process? • How foolproof is the process, and how can it be extended in the future? After answering these and some other questions, we get a good insight into how the process works. We can also identify structural, organizational, and technological weak points and even bottlenecks , and identify potential improvements to the process. We model business process to satisfy the following objectives: • To specify the exact result of the business process. • To understand the business value of the result. • To understand the activities of the business process. Knowing the exact tasks and activities that have to be performed is crucial to understanding the details of the process....
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- Spring '12