Each modeling exercise in this course will be based on the scenario below, although each separate instruction document will provide additional information in the scenario that will be needed for each model.
To complete this deliverable, you will need the following materials
The owners of a small mom and pop pizza restaurant want to improve their operation, which they hope will increase their profits. They may even want to look at the opportunity of building a franchise business in the future. The current system is almost entirely paper-based, so there is definitely room for improvement. For this exercise, the owners have contracted your employer to help them better understand their current, business process.
Your first course of action is to visit the restaurant and observe who is involved in the core business process, as well as the distinct business activities that occur.
During your visit, you find the following stakeholders:
Distinct Business Activities
You also observe the following business activities:
AS-IS Business Process
After your visit, you compile the following notes regarding what you observe to be their current business process.
o To prepare each order, the cook locates the corresponding recipe card from the recipe box, and retrieves the required ingredients as indicated on the card.
o The cook then follows the instructions on the recipe card to combine ingredients and prepare food stock.
o The cook then returns the recipe card to the recipe box, and proceeds to the next order.
Activity diagrams allow you to transform your written notes about the current business process into a visual tool that can be used to discuss improvements with a client. This diagram of the current business process is often called the AS-IS Activity Diagram. For this first exercise, develop the AS-IS Activity diagram, based on the AS-IS Business Process described above. As you complete this exercise, keep the following in mind: