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Business Process Management by Martyn A. Ould

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ACTIVATION OF PROCESSES

The other important type of relationship between processes is the one where one process is able to ‘activate’ another, to ‘set it going‘, to ‘kick it off’ or ‘start it up‘. The assumption is that if ‘process A activates process B‘, then process B can then go its own way independently of process A. The two processes might subsequently want to interact in some way.

As an example, suppose we have a Carry out a Strategic Review process in a company. As the mission-critical success factors and future strategic goals are examined during the review, new targets are set for different parts of the company and those targets in turn lead to the need for a number of Tactical Reviews. We can think of the Carry out a Strategic Review ...

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