Note that this did not come out of the technology world, so the similarity of the Business Process Re-engineering approach to data flow diagrams is coincidental. Its orientation towards results rather than processes, and its lack of discipline in the notation itself, is a result of the different origins of the two approaches.
Finkelstein/Martin (Information Engineering) (1981).
“Information engineering” was originally developed by Dr. Clive Finkelstein in Australia in the late 1970’s. He collaborated with Mr. James Martin to publicize it in the United States and Europe, and then Mr. Martin went on from there to become predominantly associated with it. Mr. Finkelstein published his own version in 1989.
The method ...