How Advanced Change Patterns Impact the Process of Process Modeling

Weber, Barbara and Zeitelhofer, Sarah and Pinggera, Jakob and Torres, Victoria and Reichert, Manfred (2014) How Advanced Change Patterns Impact the Process of Process Modeling. In: 15th Int Working Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support (BPMDS 2014), 16-17 June 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Process model quality has been an area of considerable research efforts. In this context, correctness-by-construction as enabled by change patterns provides promising perspectives. While the process of process modeling (PPM) based on change primitives has been thoroughly investigated, only little is known about the PPM based on change patterns. In particular, it is unclear what set of change patterns should be provided and how the available change pattern set impacts the PPM. To obtain a better understanding of the latter as well as the (subjective) perceptions of process modelers, the arising challenges, and the pros and cons of different change pattern sets we conduct a controlled experiment. Our results indicate that process modelers face similar challenges irrespective of the used change pattern set (core pattern set versus extended pattern set, which adds two advanced change patterns to the core patterns set). An extended change pattern set, however, is perceived as more
difficult to use, yielding a higher mental effort. Moreover, our results indicate that more advanced patterns were only used to a limited extent and frequently applied incorrectly, thus, lowering the potential benefits of an extended pattern set.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2014 10:13
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2014 10:13

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