re-engineering


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re-engineering

The examination and modification of a system to reconstitute it in a new form and the subsequent implementation of the new form.

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Failure to recognize the need for, and benefits of, software re-engineering can stall a business and cause declining productivity and business revenue.
The scenario he describes emphasizes re-engineering knowledge resources for building ontologies that are connected with other ontologies in the ontology network.
Ironically, re-engineering storage actually requires far fewer infrastructure changes, far less cost, and creates far less network impact than other options currently available and proposed--if the re-engineering effort is based on a pervasive data volume reduction (PDVR) paradigm that dramatically reduces data volumes.
Personally, if I were a suspicious person, I would suspect that the book was an effort by James Champy to escape the image of a one-trick, re-engineering pony and to give an aspiring HBS professor a vehicle for further academic research.
With scrap rates on the rise and manhours/ton rising, the plant required a re-engineering effort to become a viable, profitable force in the GM Powertrain foundry family.
The other basic terms, process improvement, process re-engineering and business transformation all refer to pro-active, managed steps that an organization can take to improve process performance.
Despite its benefits, kaizen-style re-engineering is not without its risks: It may require some lost production time for re-engineering.
And as if that weren't enough, he told the financial managers, who were there to learn Motorola's re-engineering secrets, that the final financial reports were nearly error free.
Given the amount of time, effort and resources spent on re-engineering efforts, it would be counter-productive for those in charge to abdicate this important strategic imperative.
Here are some indicators that re-engineering can make a difference in your corporation:
Perhaps a brief look at business process re-engineering (the entire term) will shed some light on this question.