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The difference between Process Modeling, Analysis and Design

People who ignore the subject and all the paraphernalia that involves “Processes”, tends to minimize its use and impact within an organization. Engineering and process management is still viewed as the sequential plotting a box after another to come to an end, ignoring that it is a tool in the strategy of the organization.

This analysis is a deduction that arises based on reviews, descriptions and definitions of professionals who are in different branches and hierarchies, and even though organizations are established in different industries point to misconceptions, that despise the utility process management in business productivity.

So according to this impact, this post aims to clarify three of the nine knowledge areas of Business Process Management, as they are basic and important concepts for its criticality based process management.

Process Modeling 

The Business Process Modeling concerns all the activities involved in creating representations of a process existing or proposed business, offering a perspective from end to end of an organization, both of its basis processes and its main processes. Briefly refers to a critical set of skills and processes that enable people to understand, communicate, measure and manage the key components of business processes.

Process models are useful as documentation, a means of communication and alignment, design and requirements, or a means to analyze aspects of the process, training and explanation; this is where BPMN plays a key role as a standard modeling tool.

Process Analysis 

The first step in establishing a new process or updating an existing process is the creation of a common understanding of the current state of the process and its alignment with business objectives. The creation of this common understanding is the process analysis. That is, process analysis involves an understanding of business processes, including the efficiency and effectiveness of these processes.

The analysis of business process incorporates several methodologies in order to understand the current processes of the organization, in the context of the desired goals and objectives. The Process Analysis assimilates information of strategic plans, process models, performance measures, changes in organizational culture and other factors, in order to fully understand the business processes in the context of the organization in general.

Design Process 

Process design involves creating specifications for new and modified processes business, within the context of business objectives, performance targets processes, workflows, business applications, technology platforms, data resources, financial controls and operational, and integration with other internal and external processes. Both a logical design (which activities are carried out) and physical design (how activities are performed) are included as deliverables.

The process design activities focus on the intentional design, well how work from end to end is developed in order to deliver value to customers. The sequence of activities in which design is performed includes: at what time, in what place, participants in the process, what methodology is documented. Design defines what the organization wants to make the process and answers the what, when, where, who and how questions of how to work from end to end runs. An important component of the design is also to ensure that appropriate controls and management metrics are in place for compliance and performance measurement. In an iterative lifecycle BPM, initial design activities can look at standardization and automation of the existing ad hoc activities, while the activities of more mature design can look radically redesign or remembering a process, or incremental improvements designed for optimization.

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