WORKFLOW METHOD, SYSTEM, AND DATA STRUCTURE

  • US 20080270477A1
  • Filed: 04/24/2008
  • Published: 10/30/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/29/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for implementing a workflow, said workflow dividing a general work task of an enterprise into activities and associated relationships with respect to a plurality of participating roles in the workflow, said method comprising:

  • generating a checklist file for each participating role, each checklist file stored in a first database, each checklist file specifying activities of each participating role and at least one relationship element for each activity of each participating role, wherein the at least one relationship element of a first activity in the checklist file of a first participating role of the plurality of participating roles comprises a dependency relationship; and

    generating a plurality of checklist instances, each checklist instance being stored in a second database, each checklist instance corresponding to an associated checklist file and recording a status of each activity and of each relationship element in the associated checklist.

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