I am a professor at a university. I work with people who have different engineering majors, like computers and electronics as well as master's for ICT management. Most of the time, we use tools like Bizagi, Lucidchart, and IBM Blueworks for modeling,
Two types of students are using it:
- The first type of student studies engineering. The degree is more technical, e.g., understanding of flows, BPM, and business process manager notation. I use it for teaching students how to understand icons, basic notation, and utilizing tools, or different roles when understanding the whole organization and how it works. This is more a technical understanding, e.g., teaching them a flow diagram.
- For an ITC master's degree, post-degree, or something-related, I teach student more about strategy and how to save time:
- optimizing time and resources
- modeling a better workflow
- modeling better flow for lean thinking
- using less documentation and only the documentation that you need
- using less technical resources as well as less time and fewer human resources to do the same thing between different departments or areas inside an organization.
For the master's program, most of the time, it is about how the resources that are linked with the requisite technology are necessary and how, as an ITC manager, they will need to balance between needs, time, money, and all the expenses. For example, you can do this if you go farther than you need to when you model any process inside your organization.
96% of the time, I am just using the modeling part: thinking about a process, the options that I have in mind, or the options that reflect the needs for that organization. It doesn't matter if it is educational or real-world; modeling different scenarios for process roles and responsibilities, time, and communication tools; or when you add some tools and processes that are more complex inside one another.
As a university, we have an organizational chart that is more like a public office. Then, we have a functional organization. This means that we have the technical and IT staff in one department, the human resources in another, and finance and quality are combined. Most of the time, decisions come from the financial and administrative staff. They were the first functional group working with Bizagi.