How does ShiftX look like?

In the last episode of the New Process Podcast I spoke with Eigil Sagafos about the tool ShiftX that he and his colleague are developing. They point out the human-centered approach, that it’s so simple and easy to use that you don’t need any special training or skills. But how is it built? Watch the video as Eigil explains.

  • Actions and Gateways: ShiftX allows users to define steps in a process as either actions or gateways, the latter representing decision points or splits in the process flow.
  • Narrative Writing: Users add steps by writing a narrative that describes who does what within the process. This approach emphasizes the importance of roles and actions in the workflow.
  • Actors: Actors are the entities involved in the process, such as systems, roles, departments, etc. ShiftX supports including these actors into steps by using a specific key while writing, enhancing the visualization of the process with relevant participants.
  • Visualization and Interaction: Steps and actors are visually presented in a linear manner, where decision points can be added to illustrate branching paths. The interface of ShiftX is designed for ease of use, allowing for drag-and-drop reordering of steps and without the need to manually draw connecting lines.
  • Process Connections: Users can link processes together in ShiftX, creating a network of related workflows that can be navigated and explored. This feature supports the creation of complex, nested processes.
  • Expansion and UI Interaction: ShiftX provides capabilities for expanding processes for detailed examination and enables users to interact with these expansions directly within the user interface.

Check out episode 46 of the New Process Podcast to listen to the full interview with Eigil Sagafos.


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