CHAPTER 4, Part II: Process Management Advances Data Creation

As used here, a “process is any sequence of work activities, characterized by common inputs and outputs and directed to a common goal.”26 Simple enough. But note that the term, in and of itself, applies equally well to the simple task of making yourself a cup of coffee as it does to multi-year efforts to integrate departments after a multi-billion dollar merger. Here we are primarily interested in the data-creating aspects of a process. Thus the process of “making yourself a cup of coffee” does produce a cup of coffee. It may also produce data, as in a note “buy more coffee.”

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