Saturday, January 31, 2004

Changing Conceptions of Business Process

Traditional View
Business Process as Production Line
Network View
Business Process as Service Network
Linear – designed as a series of steps

Chronological – steps executed in time-sequence

Cumulative – adding value at each step

Synchronous – each step dependent and waiting upon the previous steps

Transforming raw materials and components into finished product
Non-Linear – designed as a set of services

Logical – services put together in logical combinations

Modulative – services modulating one another

Asynchronous – services executed independently

Transmuting input services into output services

Originally published in the CBDI Journal, January 2004.

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