Problems of business modeling and process documentation

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Problems of business modeling and process documentation

  1. 1. PROBLEMS OF BUSINESS MODELING AND PROCESS DOCUMENTATION Olufemi Ogunbode [email_address] 08023825663
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Business modeling is a process taken by an organization to improve its revenue base, succeed and grow, yet there are some major challenges. This includes </li></ul><ul><li>over-engineered </li></ul><ul><li>Time consuming </li></ul><ul><li>Costly and without (Sufficient) value </li></ul>
  3. 3. PITFALLS OF BUSINESS MODELING <ul><li>The following provides an overview of typical characteristics of unsuccessful process modeling. Process modeling has two complexity drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling Complexity Complexity of the process </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling complexity talks about how difficult is it to design a model within the provided modeling environment (tool, techniques, guidelines, etc.)? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Complexity of the process discuss about the process of modeling itself and its impact on subsequent activities and projects, which deserves attentions </li></ul>
  5. 5. TYPICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF UNSUCCESSFUL PROCESS MODELING. <ul><li>Lack of strategic connections. That there is no connection among elements in drafting and implementation of such model, hence it is seen as a waste. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Way out - </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Establish and maintain a clear and widely shared understanding of the contribution being made by process modeling to the better execution of corporate strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of governance. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Way-out- Governance, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. accountability and decision processes that requires a </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>clear specification and has to be adapted with changes in </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the objectives, scope or size of the modeling initiative. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Lack of synergies </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>way-out- </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Be aware of all stakeholders with potential interest in modeling, and try to migrate them to one platform. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of qualified modelers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Way-out </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Business process modeling requires specific skills, which are different to the classical profile of a business analyst. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of qualified business representatives. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Way-out-requires 3 sets of people </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People with knowledge of current process </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People who can provide direction </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People who can creates idea </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The right mix of business representatives is gamine to the product/service success </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Lack of user buy-in-business modeling is a </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative effort between business process analysts and business representatives. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Way-out </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Modeling should not happen behind the line of visibility. The models need to be self-explanatory </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>

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