A business notation?

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Here’s what I think works well:

  • Simplicity. A small number of elements with very few variations. In the above example, bubbles represent Activities, the arrows the pathways that can be taken through them.

  • Plain language - what I call ‘Anglo-Saxon’ - as spoken by ordinary people. Active verbs, combined where needed with a single noun. Together they express the desired outcome of the Activity.

  • Some rigour, but not rigidity. The aim is to communicate the what to a competent and intelligent human being, not a robot or a computer. A bit of fuzziness is tolerable if it helps to get the idea across in an uncluttered way.

Here’s how another real example looks:


What do you think?