Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The capacity of a communications channel.
A set of software components and documents to that has been formerly reviewed and
accepted, that serves as the basis for further development or current production, which
can be changed only through formal change control procedures. See Release version.
A method of collecting and processing data in which transactions are accumulated and
stored until a specified time when it is convenient or necessary to process them as a
The unique ways in which organizations coordinate and organize work activities,
information, and knowledge to produce a product or service. For example, in a sales
environment, the information used and steps taken to record a new customer order is
considered a business process.
BUSINESS PROCESS COMPLEXITY
A project risk factor that takes into consideration the complexity of the business process
or processes under automation. Project risk is considered low when all processes involve
fairly simple data entry and update operations. Project risk is considered medium when a
minority of the business processes under automation are complex, involving multiple
steps, exchanges with external systems or significant validation/processing logic. Project
risk is considered high when a majority of the business processes under automation are
considered to be complex.
BUSINESS PROCESS MATURITY
A project risk factor that takes into consideration the maturity and stability of the business
process or processes to be automated. Project risk is considered low when standard
business processes that have been stable and in place for a significant period of time are
being automated. Project risk is considered medium when one or more nonstandard but
stable business processes, generally unique to the customers situation, are being
automated. Project risk rises significantly when the development team is attempting to
automate one or more new or unusual business processes.
A logical or mathematical test that determines whether data entered in a database
complies with an organization's method of conducting its operations.