A process variant modeling method comparison: Experience report

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Abstract

Various process variant modeling methods have been introduced in the literature to manage process diversity in a business context. In industrial settings, it is difficult to select a method suitable for the needs and limitations of the organization due to the limited number of examples and guidelines. In this paper, we report our experiences on variant modeling in a process management consultancy company. The company experienced difficulties in maintaining and reusing process definitions of their customers and decided to evaluate variant modeling methods as a solution. We selected two methods, the Decomposition Driven and the Provop, to develop variant models of seven software project management processes from five customers. We evaluated the results together with company experts. This study contributes to the field by providing real-life examples of two variant modeling methods, a comparison of the results with these methods and a guideline for choosing a method under comparable conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling - 17th International Conference, BPMDS 2016, 21st International Conference, EMMSAD 2016, Held at CAiSE 2016, Proceedings
EditorsRainer Schmidt, Ilia Bider, Sérgio Guerreiro, Wided Guédria
PublisherSpringer
Pages285-300
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783319394282
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Event17th International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support, BPMDS 2016 and 21st International Conference on Exploring Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Design, EMMSAD 2016 held at Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2016 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 13 Jun 201614 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume248
ISSN (Print)1865-1348

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support, BPMDS 2016 and 21st International Conference on Exploring Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Design, EMMSAD 2016 held at Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2016
CountrySlovenia
CityLjubljana
Period13/06/1614/06/16

Keywords

  • Business process modeling
  • Decomposition driven method
  • Process variant modeling
  • Provop

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