The complete suite of IMM PDF Books on Function Modelling, Process Modelling, Procedure Modelling, Data Structure Modelling and Information Flow Modelling.
Business Function Modelling
This book is essential reading for ALL Business Analysts who want to take the enterprise to where it ought to be in a fraction of the time of other modelling techniques.
Business Functions are the core business activities of every enterprise and the basis for all other business activity.
Business Function Modeling is the foundation and cornerstone for all another business modeling, including Business Process Modelling and Data Modeling.
The Business Function Model PDF Book is by far the most powerful tool for all professional business analysts and business modellers who want to play at the top of their game.
This Business Function Model (BFM) is the foundation on which all other business models are built, including Process Models, Procedure Models, Information Flow Models and Data Models.
The BFM allows the business analyst to unambiguously define WHAT it is that the enterprise OUGHT to be doing. It is the only model that enables the Future State of the business to be modelled straightaway WITHOUT having to go through the expense, pain and waste of modelling ‘As-Is’ Business Processes.
When business models are not based on the BFM then, sadly, they lack integrity.
If you want to be able to realise real business benefits from all Business Systems Development, Business Process Modeling, BPI, BPM and BPR projects, then this book is a “must have”.
This book describes in detail how to carry out all of the stages of building high-quality, complete and robust Business Function Models at an accelerated pace.
It tells you:
- Where to start and who to interview.
- How to carry out strategic interviews with the most senior executives in any enterprise.
- The eight key questions to ask that will enable you to extract all the information you need to model the enterprise.
- How to extract business functions from transcripts of these interviews in order to build a complete Business Function Model for all part of an enterprise of any size and in any business sector.
- How to extract all of the other relevant key business drivers from strategy interview transcripts, including:
Business Aims and Objectives
SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats)
KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
Critical Success Factors (CSFs)
- How to run detailed modelling workshops with middle managers.
- How to structure and tune the Business Function Model
If you want to give yourself access to what is perhaps the most powerful business modelling technique around today, then buy and study this book in detail.
The book also contains a complete set of challenging exercises, together with fully detailed solutions that reveal some of the key approaches and thinking habits that will enable you to take your business analysis and modelling skills and practice to a whole new level.
Data Structure Modelling
This book is essential reading for all Business Analysts, Data Analysts, MDM Practitioners, Database Designers and DBAs who want to build and maintain robust, quality databases.
It describes in detail where to start and how to proceed in order to extract and model all of the data elements and structures required to support the Business Functions and Processes of the enterprise, whether for business improvement or systems development.
This book describes in detail where to start and how to proceed in order to extract and model all of the data elements and data structures required to support the Business Functions and Business Processes of an enterprise of any size, in any business sector, whether for business improvement or systems development projects.
It clears away all of the mystique surrounding data modelling and shows how, when properly practised, it can bring real business benefits to the enterprises.
The book is ideal for both technical AND non-technical people as it describes the subject in Plain English.
This book clears away all of the mystique surrounding data modelling and shows how, when properly practised, it can bring real business benefits to all enterprises of any size.
It is ideal reading for both technical AND non-technical people as it describes the subject in Plain English.
The principles and techniques described in this book are essential to for the effective implementation of Data Quality and the development of effective databases.
It describes how to build an effective and fully normalised Logical Data Model (LDM), the cornerstone of effective Master Data Management (MDM).
It describes all aspects of the data modelling, including the ‘mysterious’ concept of Normalisation, in a clear and unambiguous manner.
It comes with a glossary of 160 pragmatic definitions that you will find invaluable for all business and data modelling and systems development projects.
It has a complete set of challenging exercises, together with detailed, easy-to-follow solutions.
Business Process Modelling
The book is suitable for both novice and expert alike and dispels many of the major myths and misconceptions that plague the discipline of Process Modelling.
This book describes in detail how to build effective Business Processes from scratch and ensure that they are fully integrated to the core Business Functions of the enterprise. It describes how to identify all of the essential elements of a Process, which include:
• Preferred Outcomes
• Non-Preferred Outcomes
• Process Steps
The book also describes key techniques that will enable you to quickly tune all Business Processes in order to increase their efficiency and effectiveness.
Business Procedure Modelling
Procedure Modeling shows HOW to implement Business Processes in order to take account of different platforms, structures and technologies.
This book is essential reading for anyone committed to implementing pragmatic, effective, efficient, rationalized and tuned Business Processes in their enterprise.
This book will tell you all that you need to know in order to model Procedures in enterprises of any size, in any business sector.
A well-modelled Business Process would show you how to receive and validate Customer orders. But what happens when an order can be received in one of several ways, such as by fax, letter, email, phone, internet, etc?
This is where you need to utilize Procedure Modeling as it will enable you to take account of all of the different scenarios that might arise.
This book explains step-by-step how to build Procedure Models in a way that will enable you to quickly and simply implement them.
It lays the foundation for successful Procedure Modeling by starting with the fundamentals, such as defining exactly what a Procedure is and how it differs from a Process.
It takes you step-by-step through the process of modelling a Procedure in real life, showing how to validate what you are doing as you go, including how to:
Identify who to invite to modelling workshops
Prepare and invite them.
Set up the modelling environment.
Select the Procedure to model.
Validate Procedures against their ‘Parent’ Process.
Ensure that Procedures are aligned with the desired business outcomes.
Draw a path for each different triggering mechanism.
Rationalize and merge multiple paths.
Tune and optimize the merged paths.
It has a comprehensive section on formal Procedure Modeling Standards and Conventions that will enable you to ensure that your Procedures have no inherent logic flaws that would cause an indeterminate outcome for your Procedure.
It shows you how to use Swim Lanes to model Procedure across different departments, different job roles, different technologies, etc.
Then it introduces Work Instructions and explains how these underpin good Procedure execution.
It comes with a 20-page Glossary of highly relevant and pragmatic definitions covering all areas of business, process, procedure and data analysis and modelling and systems development.
If you read the book IMM Business Function Modeling, then you will be able to straightaway model and implement ‘To Be’ Procedures without having to first go through the pain of modelling the ‘As Is’ Procedures.
Information Flow Modelling
An essential book for both Business Managers and Business Analysts.
It has a ten-page glossary with all of the terms you will need to understand all of the areas of Business and Systems Modeling.
When it is important to know how information flows into, around and out of the business, you need an Information Flow Model.
This technique is similar to Data Flow Diagrams (DFD), however, it is also essentially different in that it avoids all of the pitfalls of that method, such as decomposition and ‘leveling’.
IMM makes this technique even more powerful because it fully integrates it with the Business Function and Data Structure models of the enterprise.
What you will Learn
All Your Business Modeling Needs.
Learn to Model:
- What your business ought to be doing - Function Modeling
- The order in which your business ought to carry out its Functions - Process Modeling
- How your business should carry out its Functions - Procedure Modeling
- What Data your business needs to perform its Functions - Data Structure Modeling
- How your information flows around your business - Information Flow Modeling
All digital books come in the form of a printable pdf.