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Business Process Management by Martyn A. Ould

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PROCESS MOBILITY — THE THEATRE OF THE THIRD WAVE

One very noticeable thing about the email example in Chapter 7 is that, as the world ‘runs‘, so the entire ‘email process’ evolves into an increasingly complex and intertwined beast. There is a cascade, a flux, a continuous succession of changing process instances that are created and that peter out. Every email corresponds to a process instance. Every thread corresponds to a process instance. Every conversation corresponds to a process instance. And every process instance — whether it is for an email, a thread or a conversation — is associated with an individual with an email address. I can turn that round and say that every email, every thread and every conversation is a process (instance). ...

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