Creating Multi-maps

There are three steps to creating a Multi-Map:

Load the files that form the Multi-Map in Process Navigator or take a previously created Catalogue file (see page 117) of the process maps that you would like to analyse.

Verify that Deliverables are matched by running the All Mismatched Deliverables.xslt report by selecting Reports > Other Reports and browsing to C:\Program Files\Triaster\Process Navigator\Transforms\Catalogue Transforms\All Mismatched Deliverables.xslt. Review the report to see if matches can be made.

Refresh the Off-Page Connectors by selecting Multi-Map > Refresh Off-Page Connectors.

These steps will create a fully-linked set of files that enable you to traverse the process map from end to end.

An example will help illustrate the technique.

Consider a small business’ recruitment process, which is carried out by three different teams as follows:

  • HR Manager - Responsible for creating the job specification and recruitment brief.
  • HR Department - Responsible for advertising and gathering applications for the position.
  • HR Department - Responsible for ensuring that the interview process is carried out and employee hired for position.

The HR Manager has produced the following process map and saved it as \Recruitment Process\Initiate recruitment.vdx:

 

The ‘Recruitment brief’ Deliverable was discussed with the HR department. The name was agreed and both parties confirmed that ‘Recruitment brief’ was the interface between them. The HR department then produced the map \Recruitment Process\Drafting the shortlist.vdx as shown below:

 

The HR department responsible for ensuring that the interview process is carried out produced the map \Recruitment Process\Selecting the candidate.vdx:

The sections that follow will show how these three maps can be pulled together to form a coherent, single map with links between the connected parts of the map.

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