Formalizing Concepts for Efficacy-aware Business Process Modeling

Lohrmann, Matthias and Reichert, Manfred (2012) Formalizing Concepts for Efficacy-aware Business Process Modeling. Technical Report. University of Ulm, Ulm.

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In business process design, business objective models can fulfill the role of formal requirement denitions. Matching process models against objective models would, for instance, enable sound comparison of implementation alternatives. For that purpose, objective models should be available independently of their concrete implementation in a business process. This issue is not addressed by common business process management concepts yet. Moreover, process models are currently not sufficiently expressive to determine business process efficacy in the sense of fulfilling a business objective. Therefore, this paper develops and integrates constructs required for efficacy-aware process modeling and apt to extend common modeling approaches. The concept is illustrated with a sample scenario. Overall, it serves as an enabler for progressive applications like automated process optimization.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Business Process Modeling and Analysis, Business Process Design, Business Objectives and Goals
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2012 21:00
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2012 22:10

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