A helpful A-Z glossary listing key Business and IT
transformation terms and technical definitions.

  • Decision

    A Decision is a gateway within a business process where the flow of the process can take one or more of alternative paths.
  • Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control

    DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) is an acronym used by Six Sigma practitioners to remind them of these Six Sigma improvement process steps.
  • Deliverable

    A Deliverable is a collection of architectural artefacts that are delivered as a single work product.
  • End Event

    An End Event is a type of Event that indicates where a path in the process will end.
  • Enterprise

    An Enterprise is used to define the highest level entity to represent an organization and typically covers all missions and functions.
  • Enterprise Architecture Software

    Enterprise architecture software is a tool that helps businesses collaborate, build reports, run tests, and create simulations to manage their current enterprise architecture and any future technology that IT might introduce.
  • Enterprise Continuum

    An Enterprise Continuum is a useful mechanism for categorizing and classifying architecture and solution artifacts, as they evolve from generic or foundation Architectures to organization-Specific Architectures.
  • Event Context

    An Event Context is a set of activities that can be interrupted by an exception (i.e. an Intermediate Event).
  • Exception

    An Exception is a type of event that occurs during the performance of a process that causes a diversion from its normal flow.
  • Exception Flow

    An Exception Flow is a type sequence flow path that originates from an Intermediate Event attached to the boundary of an activity.
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