Leader Driven Workflow for Changing Settings

Saturday, March 5, 2011
One of the most frequent discussions when defining process models (workflows) is the problem of who should start the workflow. In the sample workflow of "A Workflow for Keeping Master Files Updated", anyone in the accounting team could start the process, but for organizations that don't have frequent updates (say, up to ten updates a month) it may be good to implement a rule saying only the accounting leader can start the process. (The process has the same purpose, but a completely different flow.)

In this workflow the whole process can be canceled at task 2 (Input Changes). The below workflow adds an automatic email to notify team members of the reason for cancellation.