Sub-Processes

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A process is made up of smaller processes. A high-level process diagram shows major processes. Each major process is typically divided into sub-processes which are usually represented on separate process diagrams. Those processes, in turn, may be sub-divided into sub-processes. There is no logical limit to the number of times we may sub-divide processes into sub-processes. We repeat it until we understand the process in sufficient detail to successfully redesign or improve it. The smallest sub-processes we identify in any given analysis effort are arbitrarily called atomic activities or tasks. See Process Hierarchy for one possible set of naming conventions.A process is made up of smaller processes. A high-level process diagram shows major processes. Each major process is typically divided into sub-processes which are usually represented on separate process diagrams. Those processes, in turn, may be sub-divided into sub-processes. There is no logical limit to the number of times we may sub-divide processes into sub-processes. We repeat it until we understand the process in sufficient detail to successfully redesign or improve it. The smallest sub-processes we identify in any given analysis effort are arbitrarily called atomic activities or tasks. See Process Hierarchy for one possible set of naming conventions.

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