Gathering Information for Subworkflow Steps

A subworkflow step, such as code rework or unit testing, includes multiple workflows steps that follow a consistent pattern. You can use the checklist in Table 2-4. Subworkflow Workflow Checklist to help you define subworkflow steps. For a complete list of subworkflow step considerations, see Subworkflow Workflow Step Worksheets.

Table 2-4. Subworkflow Workflow Checklist


Subworkflow Step Check Item



Is an existing workflow available as a subworkflow?

  • Yes

  • No


What is the name of this subworkflow?

  • QA test cycle

  • QA review cycle


What are the transitions from this workflow step?

  • Succeeded

  • Failed


Who owns this workflow step?

  • Security group

  • User


What event triggers the notification?

  • The process reaches the workflow step

  • A specific result is achieved


Who receives the notification?

  • Email address (group alias)

  • Security group


What is the notification message?

  • QA test cycle succeeded.

  • QA test cycle failed.


Use this workflow step as a timeout? If yes, then for how long?

  • 1 day

  • 2 days


Are you using segregation of duties?

  • Based on owner of the workflow?

  • Based on workflow step?