Model

5 Definitions

A simplified summary of reality designed to aid further study. In the business process field, a process model is a simplified or complete process definition created to study the proposed process before execution time.
A system that describes or predicts an associated process based on the definition of variables, rules and equations. A properly-defined model enables analyzing the possible effects of changes in the underlying process based on changes in the model.
defined by Lean Affiliates
Way to look at an item, generally by abstracting and simplifying it to make it understandable in a particular context.
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A preliminary representation of something, serving as the plan from which the final, usually larger, object is to be constructed.
A formal set of relationships that can be manipulated to test assumptions. A simulation that tests the number of units that can be processed each hour under a set of conditions is an example of a model. Models do not need to be graphical; although that is the way we have used the term throughout this book. Contrast with diagram.
defined by BP Trends