Business process modeling : a comparative analysis

Recker, Jan C., Rosemann, Michael, Indulska, Marta, & Green, Peter (2009) Business process modeling : a comparative analysis. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 10(4), pp. 333-363.

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Many business process modeling techniques have been proposed over the last decades, creating a demand for theory to assist in the comparison and evaluation of these techniques. A widely established way of determining the effectiveness and efficiency of modeling techniques is by way of representational analysis. This paper comparatively assesses representational analyses of 12 popular process modeling techniques in order to provide insights into the extent to which they differ from each other. We discuss several implications of our findings. Our analysis uncovers and explores representational root causes for a number of shortcomings that remain in process modeling practice, such as lack of process decomposition and integration of business rule specification. Our findings also serve as motivation and input to future research in areas such as context-aware business process design and conventions management.

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ID Code: 20105
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Business Process Modeling, Business Process Management, Representation Theory, BWW Model
ISSN: 1536-9323
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Conceptual Modelling (080603)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Association for Information Systems
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2009 01:05
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:09

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