Workflow Diagram

Purpose: The purpose of the Workflow Diagram template is to document the Business Processes of an enterprise at the activity level.

Concerns: The Workflow Diagram template should be used to document the Activities, Roles, Business Events, Activity Paths and Workflow Conditions of a Business Process. Available in the default modeling syntax are also Business Objects, External Objects, Information Systems, Database, Inventory, Information Flow and Logistical Flow. The syntax can be easily extended to include more objects such as Requirements, Business Rules and Goals. Below you can see an example of a Workflow Diagram with multiple Roles that are modelled vertically:

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Relation to other templates: The Workflow Diagram does not support BPMN, if using that notation, you should model in the Business Process Diagram template. The Workflow Diagram can link to other Workflow Diagrams and are typically linked to by Business Process Networks. In the picture below, you can see another example of a Workflow Diagram. Here the Roles are modelled horizontally and you can see the links to and from other diagrams at two Business Events (‘ECR completed’ and ‘Rework’):WorkFlowDiagram_1

Other functionalities: In QLM, you can control which buttons related to risk management are shown below activities. You can choose to hide or show Risks, Controls and Key Controls. Both Controls and Key Controls are a type of Activity. From the Risk related toolbars (available via the “Actions” tab on the right-hand side of the Canvas in QLM) choose the following button to control what button panels appear on the Activity objects:

Properties and metadata: The Workflow Diagram can for example retain the following information:

  • A description of the diagram
  • Information on cost and duration of the process
  • Link to the owner of the diagram
  • Link to the one responsible for the accuracy of the diagram
  • Audits (auto generated information regarding its current state and access rights)
  • Associated documents, diagrams and other objects
  • Inherent Risk detailing risk considerations
  • Governance information detailing information about the published diagram and who has been involved in the approval of the diagram
  • Project status: information about budgeted and actual man-hours spent, percentage completed and the latest milestone, result and quality control of a change process.

In the picture below you can see the Workflow Diagram’s properties dialogue window, where the diagram’s properties can be viewed and edited:

Transformation Plan

Purpose: The purpose of the Transformation Plan template is to document strategic transitions over time in the form of transformation plans. Below is an example of a Transformation Plan consisting of a sequence of projects:

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Core concerns: The Transformation Plan template should be used to document the transformation of a part of an enterprise from a current to a future state. Additionally, a past state can be documented for reference. The template allows you to model Projects, Initiatives and Business Cases, and connect them with Activity paths and generic Connections. Below is an example of a Transformation Plan that specifies Initiatives, their related Projects and Business Case:

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Relation to other templates: The Transformation Plan template should not be used to document project plans for calculating a Critical Path. The Critical Path Method Diagram should be used for that purpose. The Projects can be further detailed in a Work Model that includes Milestones in its syntax.

Properties and metadata: The Transformation Plan can for example retain the following information:

  • A description of the diagram
  • Link to the owner of the diagram
  • Link to the one responsible for the accuracy of the diagram
  • Audits (auto generated information regarding its current state and access rights)
  • Associated documents, diagrams and other objects
  • Inherent Risk detailing risk considerations
  • Governance information detailing information about the published diagram and who has been involved in the approval of the diagram
  • Project status: information about budgeted and actual man-hours spent, percentage completed and the latest milestone, result and quality control of a change process.

In the picture below you can see the Transformation Plan’s properties dialogue window, where the properties can be viewed and edited:

Stakeholder Model

Purpose: The purpose of the Stakeholder Model template is to document internal and external individuals or groups who have a stake in for example an enterprise or a project. Below, you can see an example of a Stakeholder Model of Order Management:

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Core concerns: Stakeholders can be grouped via Business Scope. Stakeholder relations are illustrated via the Interaction connection. Beyond this, you can enrich the Stakeholder Model with Capabilities, Business Processes, Information Systems, Initiatives, and Projects. Below, you can see several groupings of stakeholders:

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Relation to other diagrams: The Interaction connections in the Stakeholder Model can be broken down into Requirement Models. The internal structure of the organization is modelled in an Organization Diagram while the interaction between the organization and its external environment can be modelled in a Business Ecosystem.

Properties and metadata: The Stakeholder Model can for example retain the following information:

  • A description of the diagram
  • Link to the owner of the diagram
  • Link to the one responsible for the accuracy of the diagram
  • Audits (auto generated information regarding its current state and access rights)
  • Associated documents, diagrams and other objects
  • Inherent Risk detailing risk considerations
  • Governance information detailing information about the published diagram and who has been involved in the approval of the diagram
  • Project status: information about budgeted and actual man-hours spent, percentage completed and the latest milestone, result and quality control of a change process.

In the picture below you can see the Stakeholder Model’s properties dialogue window, where the properties can be viewed and edited:

Product Architecture

Purpose: The purpose of the Product Architecture template is to document the building blocks of a product. Below is an example of a product architecture:

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Core concerns: The Product Architecture template enables you to model a Product and connect different parts of it with three different connection types: Part of Product, Kind of Product, and Product Interface. See below for an example of a Product Architecture where each Product object is represented graphically:

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Relation to other templates: Depending on whether the product is in production or in its development phase, it could be further described in a Product Viewpoint template, have a Product Variant Master, Product Rule Table or be represented in a Product Canvas. It may also be illustrated along with other products in a Product Roadmap, just as its production may be detailed in a Manufacturing Routing Network.

Properties and metadata: The Product Architecture can for example retain the following information:

  • A description of the diagram
  • Link to the owner of the diagram
  • Link to the one responsible for the accuracy of the diagram
  • Audits (auto generated information regarding its current state and access rights)
  • Associated documents, diagrams and other objects
  • Inherent Risk detailing risk considerations
  • Governance information detailing information about the published diagram and who has been involved in the approval of the diagram
  • Project status: information about budgeted and actual man-hours spent, percentage completed and the latest milestone, result and quality control of a change process.

In the picture below you can see the Product Architecture’s properties dialogue window, where the properties can be viewed and edited:

Work Breakdown Structure

Purpose: The purpose of the Work Breakdown Structure template is to document the systematical structure of a project to define its organization or structural levels and plan resource allocation.

Core concerns: The Work Breakdown Structure diagram consists of Results, Notes, and their connections. It gives a simple overview of the structure of a projects phases and deliverables. In the illustration below, a Work Breakdown Structure for a project that is to define the requirement specifications for a new booking system:

Inside each Result, information about the estimated needed resources.

Relation to other templates: As a Work Breakdown Structure offers a detailed view of a project’s phases and deliverables and is as such, related to the Work Model. To determine the critical path of a project you should use the Critical Path Method Diagram.

Properties and metadata: The Work Breakdown Structure can for example retain the following information:

  • A description of the diagram
  • Link to the owner of the diagram
  • Link to the one responsible for the accuracy of the diagram
  • Audits (auto generated information regarding its current state and access rights)
  • Associated documents, diagrams and other objects
  • Inherent Risk detailing risk considerations
  • Governance information detailing information about the published diagram and who has been involved in the approval of the diagram
  • Project status: information about budgeted and actual man-hours spent, percentage completed and the latest milestone, result and quality control of a change process.

In the picture below you can see the Work Breakdown Structure’s properties dialogue window, where the properties can be viewed and edited:

Environmental Impact Diagram

Purpose: The purpose of the Environmental Impact Diagram template is to document the environmental aspects and impacts for an Activity or Business Process.

Core concerns: The Environmental Impact Diagram enables you to model Business Functions, Activities, Business Objects, Environmental Aspects (Environmental Aspect, Environmental Impact, Health and safety impact) and Business Scopes. These elements can then be connected by Impact Quantities.

Below, you can see an example of an Environmental Impact Diagram, detailing the Environmental aspects and Health and safety impact:

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The diagram shows all identified aspects and modes of impact for one or more specific processes.

Relation to other templates: The Environmental Impact Diagram is related to the Lifecycle Assessment diagram as well as templates containing Activities, Business Functions, Lines of Business, and Logistical Flows. As such, it is related to, for example, Business Process Diagrams, Workflow Diagrams, Business Diagrams, and Strategy Models.

Properties and metadata: The Environmental Impact Diagram template ­­­­can for example retain the following information:

  • A description of the diagram
  • Link to the owner
  • Link to the responsible
  • Audits (auto generated information regarding its current state and access rights)
  • Associated documents, diagrams and other objects
  • Inherent Risk detailing risk considerations
  • Governance information detailing information about the published diagram and who has been involved in the approval of the diagram

The above picture shows the properties dialogue window for the Environmental Impact Diagram, where you can view and edit the diagram’s properties in QualiWare Lifecycle Manager.

Dashboard

Purpose: The purpose of the Dashboard template is to publish selections of Business Charts targeting different stakeholders. It should be used to gather a series of relevant or connected Business Charts to provide a dashboard-like overview.

Core concerns: The Dashboard template enables you to gather Business Charts, Key Performance Indicators, Performance Indicators and General Concepts to create stakeholder specific views of analyzed data. For example, an Enterprise Architect could find a Dashboard containing Business Charts relevant to the usage and governance of the Enterprise Architecture useful.

Below, you can see examples of different Dashboards presenting an array of Business Charts:

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Relation to other templates: The Dashboard template is closely connected to the Business Chart template, as the Dashboard publishes the charts the Business Chart template generates.

Properties and metadata: The Dashboard can for example retain the following information:

  • A description of the Dashboard
  • Link to the owner of the Dashboard
  • Link to the one responsible for the Dashboard
  • Audits (auto generated information regarding its current state and access rights)
  • Associated documents, diagrams and other objects
  • Inherent Risk detailing risk considerations
  • Governance information detailing information about the published diagram and who has been involved in the approval of the diagram

The above picture shows the properties dialogue window for the Dashboard template where you can view and edit the dashboard’s properties in QualiWare Lifecycle Manager.

Critical Path Method Diagram

Purpose: The Purpose of the Critical Path Method Diagram (CPM Diagram) is to reveal the critical path through a project, i.e. the list of activities that needs special attention since a delay in these activities will delay the whole project.

Core concerns: The CPM Diagram enables you to model Project Activities and connect them with Activity Paths. The Project Activities are then enriched with information about latest and earliest dates for start and finish as well as information about duration and slack for each Project Activity.

This makes it possible to calculate the probability of finishing the project within the planned timeframe, and to successively improve and detail the plan.

Below, you can see an example of a CPM Diagram about how to develop an organization to support a strategic change. It concerns the incoming and outgoing flow of employees as well as their training across several locations:

 

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As you can see, the critical path is marked with red.

The following example is of a technology roadmap, where the critical path shows the three most critical project activities for on-time completion:

Other functionalities: A Calendar can be linked to the Property Dialog of the diagram showing holidays for the project.

Relation to other templates: The CPM Diagram template should be used after a project has been broken down into Project Activities. As such, it can be a decomposition of a Project Activity from a Business Canvas, Value Proposition, Work Model, Strategy Model or Innovation Canvas.

Properties and metadata: The CPM Diagram ­­­­can for example retain the following information:

  • A description of the diagram
  • Link to owner
  • Link to responsible
  • Link to calendar
  • Audits (auto generated information regarding its current state and access rights)
  • Associated documents, diagrams and other objects
  • Inherent Risk detailing risk considerations
  • Governance information detailing information about the published diagram and who has been involved in the approval of the diagram

The above picture shows the properties dialogue window for the CPM diagram where you can view and edit the diagram’s properties in QualiWare Lifecycle Manager.