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

  • Abstract Process

    An Abstract Process represents interactions between a private business process and another process or participant.
  • Abstraction

    Abstraction is a technique for producing a high-level summarization or generalization of more complex or detailed topics or content.
  • Activity

    An Activity is work performed by an organization using business processes. An activity can be atomic or non-atomic (compound). Types of activities used within Process Models include Process, Sub-Process, and Task.
  • Activity Cost Worksheet

    Activity Cost Worksheets are a matrix that are used to analyze various costs of a set of activities.
  • Actor

    An Actor is a normally used to define a physical or quasi-physical entity, such as a person, organization, or system.
  • Ad Hoc Workflow System

    An Ad Hoc Workflow System is a type of workflow system that waits on users to indicate what should happen next.

Quick Reference Guide: Business Process Frameworks

Jun 19, 2013, 00:00 AM by David Jones
A useful and informative quick reference guide to Business Process Frameworks.

One of the popular topics in Enterprise Architecture today is Patterns. However, before Patterns became such a “hot” topic the uses of Architecture Frameworks were seen as an important part of the Architect’s “Toolkit”.

In this Quick Reference Guide, David Jones and Roderick Brown consider a key component of the Architect’s “Toolkit”: Business Process Frameworks, discussing the following:

• What are Business Process Frameworks; 
• Why you should use a Business Process Framework; and 
• The types of Business Process Frameworks available.

They also provide an introduction and context to Process Frameworks explaining:

• Why a means of classifying Processes is important 
• What 
a Process Framework does; 
• How to use Process Framework
s; and 
• Examples of applying Process Frameworks.