In Chapter 1, Section 1.1, we discussed a highly simplified decomposition of a business in processes. Figure 7.1 shows a number of the supporting processes as an overlay of Figure 1.1.

These supporting processes are loosely mapped on the main processes. However, many of these supporting processes are more cross boundary than suggested by this diagram. For example, the People, Process, and Technology Management Process is mainly managing intellectual property, but intellectual property also plays a significant role in the Product Creation Process.