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Business process methodologies

Using the Internet, briefly research business process methodologies and locate an alternative business process methodology from the attached chapter.

Write a one-page (250-word) paper that includes the following:
- Define a business process and give an example.
- Compare the book's methodology to the methodology you found in your research.
- Include a sentence or two on what you think about these methodologies.
- Be sure to reference the researched methodology.
- Provide a brief explanation of the relationship between business processes and information systems.

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The business process is a set of interrelated activities that take place in a firm that lead to satisfaction of the needs of the customer and delivering goods or services that fulfill that need. The focus is on business goals (Peter Kueng, Peter Kawalek, 1997). An example is that of a packaged food company that buys wheat as raw material from farmers, cleans the wheat, grinds it into flour of specified size, makes pasta from the wheat and processes it so that it can be packed. After packaging the pasta is driven to departmental stores where it is sold to customers. The ultimate goal is to sell pasta to customers. ...

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