Blueworks Live is a great tool for documenting your business processes. But we often see inconsistency in the models that are produced. Some are highly detailed with plenty of information. Others just cover the bare minimum of information. In some cases, the models are only represented by a diagram. Of course, the true value of Blueworks live comes out when models have complete details - properties, problems, policies, detailed documentation and so on. In many cases I have seen incomplete models published into the business. Some organisations have a governance process that will catch incomplete models prior to publication. But this leads to rework. This post details a simple checklist approach that Blueworks Live Editors can use before they publish their Blueprints.I have split the checklist into three sections:
Sample MOSCOW model for default Blueworks Live properties:
If Editors are encouraged to use a self-assessment checklist like the one detailed above rework should be greatly reduced, and consistent and effective process models can be made available to the business.