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Collaborative Business Design: The Fundamentals by Leon-Paul de Rouw, Brian Johnson

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1. IT-DRIVEN BUSINESS SERVICES

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1.1 Business need and value

The primary focus of this guide (with respect to the fundamentals of collaborative business service design) is the needs of the business; what information must be collected, how IT is processed, what is automated, can be automated, can never be automated, what is the result we want, how will this new service be paid for and what (if any) income is required from it.

As such, it is imperative to understand the characteristics of IT-driven services and service offerings. We need to understand the service requirements and to describe a structured approach to gather the right requirements for ...

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