Planning Business Process Models

Careful planning is the key to developing business process models that both process efficiently and minimize your ongoing process model management efforts.

Understand your business problems in detail and prepare to invest the bulk of your effort in process planning and collecting related information. This will make creating your business process models easier.

Much of your research may already be complete. When you outlined your implementation of Sterling B2B Integrator, you most likely worked with IBM® Professional Services to create an architectural design plan detailing the ways you intend to use Sterling B2B Integrator, and the associated components and features you will employ.

Many of the details of your architectural design plan describe the business process models needed to automate the execution of your processes. Use that information as you progress through the business process planning steps provided in this documentation.