Process Grammars

Process Grammars : A Generative Approach to Process Redesign (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Process Grammars: A Generative Approach to Process Redesign In this paper, I will describe a new research initiative that is directed at helping organizations to deal with this problem. The Process Handbook (malone, Crowston, Lee and Pentland, 1993) is an innovative approach to the representation and analysis of business processes.1 Still in the early stages of development, the Process Handbook uses representational techniques from computer science to provide a vehicle for describing, analyzing, and redesigning a wide variety of organizational processes. The purpose of this paper is to describe the Process Handbook in terms of an underlying grammatical model (pentland, forthcoming) and to show how it can be used to generate new designs for organizational processes. I will illustrate the concepts embodied in theprocess Handbook and their application through the example of one particularly important kind of business process: the supply chain (lee and Billington, 1992. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 64g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 024327873X
  • 9780243278732