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Towards an Understanding of Process Model Quality. Methodological Considerations

Recker, Jan C. (2006) Towards an Understanding of Process Model Quality. Methodological Considerations. In Ljungberg, Jan & Andersson, Magnus (Eds.) 14th European Conference on Information Systems, June 12-14, 2006, Goeteborg, Sweden.

Abstract

Quality is one of the main topics in current conceptual modelling research, as is the field of business process modelling. Yet, widely acknowledged academic contributions towards an understanding or measurement of business process model quality are limited at best. In this paper I argue that the development of methodical theories concerning the problem of process model quality must be preceded by methodological elaborations on business process modelling. I further argue that existing epistemological foundations of process modelling are insufficient for describing the extrinsic and intrinsic traits of model quality. Taking into account the inherent social and purpose-oriented character of process modelling in contemporary organizations I present a socio-pragmatic constructionist methodology of business process modelling and sketch out implications of this perspective towards an understanding of process model quality. I anticipate that, based on this research, theories can be developed that facilitate the evaluation of the ’goodness’ of a business process model.

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ID Code: 4635
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Business Process Modelling, Model Quality, Methodology
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Conceptual Modelling (080603)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 04 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:23

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