Towards a structured process modeling method: Building the prescriptive modeling theory

Jan Claes, Irene Vanderfeesten, Frederik Gailly, Paul Grefen, Geert Poels
Business Process Management Conference Workshops 2016, LNBIP 281, p. 168-179, 2017 (proceedings acceptance rate: 56%)
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Abstract. In their effort to control and manage processes, organizations often create process models. The quality of such models is not always optimal, because it is challenging for a modeler to translate her mental image of the process into a formal process description. In order to support this complex human processing task, we are developing a smart process modeling method. This paper describes how we have built the underlying prescriptive theory, which is constructed from existing evidence about successful information processing techniques in cognitive psychology.

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BPMS2@BPM2016 from Jan Claes