Practical Tips from the Field on Process and Decision Analysis

Gagan Saxena, VP Consulting & Principal Consultant, Decisions Management Solutions, writing on BPMInstitute.org shares some practical tips from the field  on decision analysis and process analysis:

  • Decisions are a network or a hierarchy, not a flow
  • Businesses are more likely to change Stateless Decisions than Flow based Processes
  • Not every operation can be improved through Process Analysis

Gagan writes:

Process analysis will get us far in our pursuit of business efficiency, but not far enough in effectiveness – unless we evaluate the decisions our systems make and our people make as part of executing processes. And sometimes when we look at a complex part of our business through a process lens we may find that there is hardly any process there! All that complexity is because of a large ball of decision logic inside a very thin process shell. None of the usual process analysis tools can pierce too deep into this complexity and we need decision analysis to move further.

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