organizational process

organizational process


Based on the your personal knowledge and what you have read, build a brief case to defend why a process requires or does not require any part of the 5 components (input, resources, constraints, activities, and output).

Can you think of any instance of an organizational process without one of the above?

Most important process components

Based on what you have read and your experience, explain which component of a process you think is the most important and why.

A few of the required readings for the Module 2 Case should have been read for the Module 1 Case; these are highlighted with an “*”. Please skim through those again.

Required Reading

  1. Figures for Organizational Levels. Analyze the figures found at the following link. Use the information garnered in your write-up.…
  2. *Davenport, T. H. (1993). Process Innovation, Harvard Business School Press, Boston. Specifically, review the process type figure 1-1 on page 8. Retrieved July 15, 2017 from:…
  3. *Dickson, P. (2003). The pigeon breeders’ cup: a selection on selection theory of economic evolution. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 13(3), 259-280. Specifically, read the section titled “Vertical and horizontal organization of systems of processes,” pages 264 through 268, and figures 3a-e. You are NOT required to read the rest of the paper.

    You may want to keep this file for future reference.

  4. Wijnberg, N.M., Van Den Ende, J., De Wit, O. (2002). Decision making at different levels of the organization and the impact of new information technology. Group and organization management, 27(3). Pages 408-429. Read from the section labeled “Origins” on page 409 through page 415. Pay attention to the figures in between.
  5. Davenport and Short. (1990). The New Industrial Engineering. Specifically, read the section starting on page 18 titled “Defining Process Entities.” You do not need to read other sections.

    You may want to keep this file for future reference.

  6. Van de Ven, A. H., & Delbecq, A. L. (1974). A Task Contingent Model of Work-Unit Structure. Administrative Science Quarterly, 19(2), 183-197. Specifically, read all the material starting on page 183 and ending on the middle of 185. You do not need to read other sections.
  7. Kim, S. & Jang, K. (2002). Designing performance analysis and IDEF0 for enterprise modelling in BPR. International Journal of Production Economics, 2002, Volume 76, Issue 2. Specifically, read section 2.2. You do not need to read other sections.
  8. Mackenzie, K. D. (2000). Processes and Their Frameworks. Management Science, 46(1), 110–125. Specifically, read section starting with the label “Processes,” starting on page 112 and ending on page 113.