CategoryGlossary

BPMN – Business Process Model and Notation

B

Overview The logical first step to understanding what BPMN is, and why we need it is to understand what it stands for. BPMN is an acronym for Business Process Model and Notation, which has been maintained by the Object Management Group as a standard since 2005. Knowing what the acronym means, let’s dive into why we use it. What Does it Look Like? What is BPMN BPMN or Business...

Brochureware

B

Brochureware refers to a series of web pages / website that exists to present company printed collateral / marketing materials in a digital format. Typically very simple and non-interactive websites. 

CATWOE

C

CATWOE is an acronym for Clients, Actors, Transformation, Weltanschauung / Worldview, Owner, Environment, and is essentially a process that business analysts follow when understanding business goals, problems, and identifying solutions. 

Actors in UML

A

In UML the term Actor refers to a human user or an external system that interacts with a particular part of a system; ultimately an entity that produces or consumes data.

POPIT

P

POPIT is an acronym for People, Organisation, Processes, Information Technology.

Business Activity Model (BAM)

B

BAM is an acronym for Business Activity Model, which is a conceptual model that shows what the business / organisation is doing. The steps in a BAM are: Planning Activity > Enabling Activity > Doing Activity > Monitoring Activity > Controlling Activity.

RACI

R

RACI is an acronym for a responsibility matrix used to identify a role’s input into specific tasks – Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed. Sometimes it can be RASCI where the S is for Supportive. 

MOST

M

MOST is an acronym for:

Mission – what the business wants to achieveObjectives – goals to realise the missionStrategy – approach to be taken to meet the objectivesTactics – detailed steps to reach the strategy