Unit 1 Assignment: Defining a Business Process
Your book proposes a business process management (BPM) model that consists of 10 phases. As you learn about each of these phases, you will be applying the concepts to a specific business process.
You will select the process you will use in this Assignment. You will prepare the foundation for your project by identifying a real-world organization that would benefit from applying the business process management (BPM) model in the workplace. You may select the organization where you currently work OR where you previously worked. If possible, you should strive to choose an organization and process that you have knowledge about. If you select an organization that you do not have direct contact with, be sure you can gather sufficient information (via the library, the Internet, or by interview) about the organization and its operations.
It is important to select a process that will provide a good basis for applying the various phases that you will be learning. To get a better understanding of what is coming up, it is recommended that you carefully read the two and a half page summary of the 10 phases that starts on page 106. This may give you an idea of what type of questions you will be asking about the process you select.
For this Assignment, write a paper that includes the following components (use the subheadings below):
Identify and provide details regarding the organization for which you will be presenting information about the BPM model. Include the company name, location, size, and primary business area (What does the business do?). Also, describe what connection you have to the organization, if any. If not, explain how you will gather information about their operations.
Describe the business process that you have selected, as you did in the discussion. Clearly state:
1. The objective of the process.
2. The scope (Where the process begins and ends).
3. A brief description of those involved.
In order to ensure the process you select is rich enough to support this project; your answer to the items in the following checklist must be “yes.” Briefly explain each item:
? Significance: Does this process have some strategic significance or a significant impact on the operations of the organization?
? Scope: Does this process have various stakeholders, in addition to multiple people involved in its execution?
? Clarity: Is it possible to identify and list the steps in this process, from beginning to end?
? Outcomes: Are there specific goals and deliverables associated with this process that can be listed and measured?
1) Why should the company undertake a BPM project on this process (what are some triggers)?
2) How can this business or organization benefit the BPM model?
Grading note:In the grading rubric below, you will see a section on analysis andcritical thinking. The points in this section will partly be based on your ability to apply the concepts discussed in your Assignment to the specific circumstances and details of the process/organization you selected. Writing in general terms, without applying the concepts and analyzing your specific project, may get you points in the content section, but you will lose points in the analysis section.
Directions for Submitting Your Assignment
Compose your Assignment as a Microsoft Word document and save it as
Username-MT400- Assignment-Unit#.docx (Example: TAllen-MT400 Assignment-
Unit 1.docx). Submit your file by selecting the Unit 1: Assignment Dropbox by the end of Unit 1.
Review the grading rubric below before beginning this activity.