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workflow

1. <operating system> The scheduling of independent jobs on a computer.

See also time-sharing, WFL.

2. <job> The set of relationships between all the activities in a project, from start to finish. Activities are related by different types of trigger relation. Activities may be triggered by external events or by other activities.

3. The movement of documents around an organisation for purposes including sign-off, evaluation, performing activities in a process and co-writing.

[Stef Joosten et.al. "An empirical study about the practice of workflow management", WA-12 report, 1994].

(1995-03-27)


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