Business Process Modeling: Creating Conducive Environment for Company Efficiency

Business process modeling involves the ordering of different work flow and procedures that are needed to produce the necessary input and the desired output. When creating a business process model, analyst should take into consideration the actual and existing company processes as well as past protocols. This is important to identify elements in the process that are effective, ineffective, or those that need changes in order to work.

Analysts should present the process model to managers and key executives in order to strengthen the understanding of the management team to the whole business process. It is important to unify the perspectives of each member of the team to the business process in order to avoid misunderstanding and wasteful implementation of company plans.

A good business modeling tool should be able to capture relevant data and information on the current business processes. During modeling, different alternatives to the existing procedures should be created in order to have a flexible process model. A benchmark requirement for revisions to the process should also be set once an exception is encountered. This will add vitality to the whole business process model because it would not be stifled by rigid and dogmatic implementation of the required process. However, it is important to note also that these exceptions in the model should be deemphasized. What is important is the required business process model and all efforts should be exerted to carry it out.

A business process analyst should use modeling tools that can be easily deployed during important planning conferences. Every step in the model should be clearly presented and unity should be achieved before proceeding to the next sub-model. The whole modeling should be completed after every sub-process has been created and agreed upon by the company’s management team.