Tying process model quality to the modeling process : the impact of structuring, movement, and speed

J. Claes, I.T.P. Vanderfeesten, H.A. Reijers, J. Pinggera, M. Weidlich, S. Zugal, D. Fahland, B. Weber, J. Mendling, G. Poels

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Abstract

In an investigation into the process of process modeling, we examined how modeling behavior relates to the quality of the process model that emerges from that. Specifically, we considered whether (i) a modeler’s structured modeling style, (ii) the frequency of moving existing objects over the modeling canvas, and (iii) the overall modeling speed is in any way connected to the ease with which the resulting process model can be understood. In this paper, we describe the exploratory study to build these three conjectures, clarify the experimental set-up and infrastructure that was used to collect data, and explain the used metrics for the various concepts to test the conjectures empirically. We discuss various implications for research and practice from the conjectures, all of which were confirmed by the experiment. Keywords: business process modeling – process model quality – empirical research – modeling process
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management (10th International Conference, BPM 2012, Tallinn, Estonia, September 3-6, 2012. Proceedings)
EditorsA. Barros, A. Gal, E. Kindler
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages33-48
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-32884-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event10th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2012) - Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 3 Sep 20126 Sep 2012
Conference number: 10

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume7481

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2012)
Abbreviated titleBPM 2012
CountryEstonia
CityTallinn
Period3/09/126/09/12

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