Overview of Section 4.2.1
This section lists the typical assumptions underlying most process modeling
methods. On each of the following pages, one of the six major assumptions is
described individually; the reasons for it's importance are also briefly
discussed; and any methods that are not subject to that particular assumption
are noted. As discussed on the previous page, these
are implicit assumptions based on properties inherent to the process modeling
methods themselves. Successful use of these methods in any particular
application hinges on the validity of the underlying assumptions, whether
their existence is acknowledged or not.
Section 4.4.4 discusses methods for
checking the validity of these assumptions.