Real support for perspective-compliant business process design

A. Koschmider, F.H.G. Habryn, F. Gottschalk

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Business process models aim on helping users with understanding and e ectively executing business processes. Therefore, the designer of a process model should reflect the individual views of users on the process when creating the model. This paper describes a framework to assist process model designers in creating such perspective-compliant models. The framework extends an existing, recommendation-based process modeling support system by distinguishing three modeling perspectives: (1) the modeling purpose (e.g. documentation or execution), (2) the view on the process (e.g. costumer or vendor), and (3) the role in the process execution (e.g. technical support or management level). By classifying process models in this way, designers who create models for the same purpose can later-on better find and re-use relevant fragments of already existing models. To eliminate unwanted parts of relevant models, the framework uses process con guration, a method to easily restrict the behavior depicted in a process model. In this way, the modeling challenges for process designers are reduced and thus the creation of models more consistent with the needs of individual users is simpli ed. Early evaluations indicate the e ectiveness of our approach, which goes beyond conventional modeling support for business processes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness process management workshops
Subtitle of host publicationBPM international workshops
EditorsDanilo Ardagna, Massimo Mecella, Jian Yang
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-00328-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-00327-1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event4th International Workshop on Business Process Design (BPD 2008), September 1, 2008, Milan, Italy - Milan, Italy
Duration: 1 Sept 20081 Sept 2008

Publication series

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


Workshop4th International Workshop on Business Process Design (BPD 2008), September 1, 2008, Milan, Italy
Abbreviated titleBPD 2008
OtherWorkshop held in conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2008)


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