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Business Process Management by Martyn A. Ould

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REPRESENTING ROLES

Each role in the process is represented by a shaded block with rounded edges. Everything the role does appears in that box and since only roles can do things, everything on a RAD is inside a role box. In Figure 2.2 there are three roles with the names Divisional Director, Project Manager, and Designer. All actions and interactions take place within those three roles. We can turn this around and say that everything is done as part of carrying out some responsibility or other.

The name of the role appears immediately above or below the block, whichever is convenient.

FIGURE 2.1 The RAD notation

We sometimes draw a single role ...

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