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Used in process mapping, the Alternative Path method shows multiple ways of achieving the same result.

Ideal for the mapping of very large and detailed processes, alternative paths are a process analysis tool. This is often done by assigning percentages to each path (e.g, time/incidents) for comparison purposes.

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Elisabeth Swan

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