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Re: In search of a metaphor

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  • ericheikkila
    Or...what about a telegraph system? Maybe it starts in one city, then the morse code is sent out to three other cities. Each of these may have links to other
    Message 1 of 11 , Jul 31, 2002
      Or...what about a telegraph system? Maybe it starts in one city,
      then the morse code is sent out to three other cities. Each of these
      may have links to other cities, and so, after decoding and encoding,
      each city passes the message down their line.

      -Eric

      --- In extremeprogramming@y..., "jeffgrigg63132" <jgrigg@m...> wrote:
      > --- "Bryan Dollery" <Bryan.Dollery@C...> wrote:
      > > The system is a human workflow management system, intended to
      > > help organise the flow of documents and forms that a person
      > > must complete when leaving an organisation. This will cancel
      > > security cards and building access, send letters where they
      > > need to be sent, ensure that forms are requested and filled
      > > out, send emails, that sort of thing.
      > >
      > > Any ideas for a good, non trivial, metaphor?
      >
      > Looks to me like a play or dance: You have actors who are supposed
      > to do things in some sequence.
      >
      > Really, I'd probably focus first on making a list of all the things
      > that need to happen. For each, list (1) who is responsible for
      > doing (2) what to (3) who/what.
      >
      > When you find that several people must act in sequence, you have a
      > workflow. Consider a "routing slip" or "checklist" metaphor for
      > that.
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