We still don’t know how much BPMN is enough – but we are getting closer

zur Muehlen, Michael & Recker, Jan C. (2013) We still don’t know how much BPMN is enough – but we are getting closer. In Bubenko, Janis, Krogstie, John, Pastor, Oscar, Pernici, Barbara, Rolland, Collette, & Solvberg, Arne (Eds.) Seminal Contributions to Information Systems Engineering : 25 Years of CAiSE. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 445-451.

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Process models expressed in BPMN typically rely on a small subset of all available symbols. In our 2008 study, we examined the composition of these subsets, and found that the distribution of BPMN symbols in practice closely resembles the frequency distribution of words in natural language. We offered some suggestions based on our findings, how to make the use of BPMN more manageable and also outlined ideas for further development of BPMN. Since this paper was published it has provoked spirited debate in the BPM practitioner community, prompted the definition of a modeling standard in US government, and helped shape the next generation of the BPMN standard.

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ID Code: 61013
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: BPMN, process modeling, empirical research, research agenda
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36926-1_36
ISBN: 9783642369254
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Conceptual Modelling (080603)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Springer
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2013 01:37
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2015 09:31

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