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Business Process Modeling
Process Modeling With ARIS

By Dieter W. Storr

Last update: 10 June 2004

Business Process Modeling is a technique to describe and optimize business processes within an organization. Unlike business information modeling and interface modeling which break down a business into its functional components, Business Process Modeling is cross-functional, emphasizing the interaction and coordination between people throughout the organization in their effort to deliver high quality service to their customers. Business Process Modeling provides a set of understandable, repeatable structures for defining business processes. This rigorous and highly structured approach to process automation helps organizations increase throughput, reduce cycle times, improve efficiency and maximize customer satisfaction.

This presentation teaches the basics of process organization as well as the roles and effects of computers in commercial enterprises. Next, the ARIS methodologies are explained. Finally, the essential ARIS concept of "views" -- organization, function, data and process -- are explored, and the most common models for each are introduced.

  • What is a Process?
  • What is a Business Process?
  • Examples of Daily Processes
  • PPT or Visio to Draw a Process?
  • ARIS Toolset
  • Descriptive Levels in ARIS
  • The ARIS House
  • Divide The Process in Views
  • Each View Has Models
  • Example "Improve Process"
  • Document and Workflow Management
  • Tool-supported Project Execution
  • Process-oriented Thinking and Modeling

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