topical media & game development
Instructor's Guide: Business Process Redesign
This chapter discusses the
application of object technology to business
applications and business process redesign.
It contains an overview of The San Francisco Framework
and a rather detailed discussion of a logistics-based
approach to business process redesign, including
business process simulation and (object-oriented) discrete
Personally, I like to present a close reading of
the San Francisco technical overview, pointing out
(as yet unfulfilled) promises, handwaving, as well
as the actual potential and the need for a framework
such as San Francisco.
With respect to business process redesign you may
need to explain the need for a quantitative approach.
Or, if you disagree, the inherent limitations of such an approach,
and the validation problems involved.
As a subject for a paper, one may think of
- a case study of application development with a framework such as San Francisco
- a comparative overview of existing frameworks for business applications
- issues in migrating from legacy software
As a practical assignment you may think of
- modeling business processes
The rapid growth of technology
has caused a change in the need for
information technology professionals
There is an increasing need for expertise
in modeling the information requirements
of business companies and corporations
and less for system development.
In interesting area is the impact of information technology
on the actual business processes.
Further note that, in principle, the effort of realizing
an adequate model is significantly
reduced when adopting an appropriate
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