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Process Modeling Style

Process Modeling Style Book
Author : John Long
Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann
Release : 2014-03-11
ISBN : 0128010401
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Process Modeling Style focuses on other aspects of process modeling beyond notation that are very important to practitioners. Many people who model processes focus on the specific notation used to create their drawings. While that is important, there are many other aspects to modeling, such as naming, creating identifiers, descriptions, interfaces, patterns, and creating useful process documentation. Experience author John Long focuses on those non-notational aspects of modeling, which practitioners will find invaluable. Gives solid advice for creating roles, work products, and processes Instucts on how to organize and structure the parts of a process Gives examples of documents you should use to define a set of processes

Bpmn Quick and Easy Using Method and Style

Bpmn Quick and Easy Using Method and Style Book
Author : Bruce Silver
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-10-04
ISBN : 9780982368169
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a guide to creating Good BPMN, models that communicate the process logic clearly, completely, and correctly from the printed diagrams alone. Based on the author's famed BPMN Method and Style training and loaded with diagrams and examples, it explains not only the shapes and symbols but a methodology and rules of BPMN style.

BPMN Method and Style

BPMN Method and Style Book
Author : Bruce Silver
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780982368114
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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BPMN 2.0 is the industry standard diagramming language for business process models. The meaning of the business process diagram is the same, regardless of the tool used to create it. But creating models that are correct, complete, and clear demands more than a dictionary of BPMN shapes and symbols. It also requires a methodology for translating process logic consistently into the diagram. And it requires a measure of modeling style as well, conventions that ensure that the process logic is unambiguous from the diagram by itself. In short, "good BPMN" requires a disciplined approach called "method and style." In this book, Bruce Silver explains which BPMN elements process modelers need to understand, in two levels, including exactly where and how to use each element. Level 1 (the Descriptive modeling subclass of BPMN 2.0) is a palette of shapes and symbols largely carried over from traditional flowcharting. Level 2 (the Analytic subclass) expands the palette to be able to describe event-triggered behavior, critical to modeling exception handling. The book explains the real meaning of BPMN's most basic concepts - like activity, process, and end state - essential to using the language correctly, and provides a step-by-step methodology for going from a blank page to a complete end-to-end BPMN model, developed from the top down in a hierarchical structure. From the top-level diagram you can see on a single page exactly how the process starts, its possible end states, what the instance represents, and communications with the Customer, service providers, and other processes. From there you can drill down to see the details of any part of the process.

BPMN Method and Style

BPMN Method and Style Book
Author : Bruce Silver
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780982368107
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Creating business process models that can be shared effectively across the business - and between business and IT - demands more than a digest of BPMN shapes and symbols. It requires a step-by-step methodology for going from a blank page to a complete process diagram. It also requires consistent application of a modeling style, so that the modeler's meaning is clear from the diagram itself. Author Bruce Silver explains not only the meaning and proper usage of the entire BPMN 2.0 palette, but calls out the working subset that you really need to know. He also reveals the hidden assumptions of core concepts left unexplained in the spec, the key to BPMN's deeper meaning. The book addresses BPMN at three levels, with primary focus on the first two. Level 1, or descriptive BPMN, uses a basic working set of shapes and symbols to meet the needs of business users doing process mapping. Level 2, or analytical BPMN, is aimed at business analysts and architects. It takes advantage of BPMN's expressiveness for detailing event and exception handling, key to analyzing and improving process performance and quality. Level 3, or executable BPMN, is brand new in BPMN 2.0. Here the XML underneath the diagram shapes becomes an executable design can be deployed to a process engine to automate the process. The method and style detailed in the book aligns these three levels, facilitating business-IT collaboration throughout the process lifecycle. Inside the book you'll find discussions, illustrated with over 100 examples, about: The questions BPMN asks, and does not ask The meaning of basic concepts like starting and completing, sending and receiving, waiting and listening Subprocesses and hierarchical modeling style The five basic steps in creating Level 1 models Event and exception-handling patterns Branching and merging patterns Level 2 modeling method Elements of BPMN style: element usage and diagram composition

Enterprise Business Process and Information Systems Modeling

Enterprise  Business Process and Information Systems Modeling Book
Author : Ilia Bider,Terry Halpin,John Krogstie,Selmin Nurcan,Erik Proper,Rainer Schmidt,Pnina Soffer,Stanislaw Wrycza
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-07-08
ISBN : 3642310729
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book contains the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support (BPMDS 2012) and the 17th International Conference on Exploring Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Design (EMMSAD 2012), held together with the 24th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2012) in Gdańsk, Poland, in June 2012. The 17 papers accepted for BPMDS were selected from 48 submissions and cover a wide spectrum of issues related to business process development, modeling, and support. They are grouped into sections on business process in the cloud, advanced BPM in an organizational context, similarity, variations and configuration, BPM and requirements engineering, humans and business process models, and BPM technologies using computational methods. The 13 papers accepted for EMMSAD were chosen from 28 submissions and focus on exploring, evaluating, and enhancing current information modeling methods and methodologies. They are grouped in sections on modeling of enterprise architecture, modeling facts and rules, business process modeling, modeling of non-functional requirements, safety modeling and analysis, quality of models and modeling languages, and supporting the learning of conceptual modeling.

Linguistic Refactoring of Business Process Models

Linguistic Refactoring of Business Process Models Book
Author : Fabian Pittke
Publisher : Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
Release : 2016-03-02
ISBN : 3832542019
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the past decades, organizations had to face numerous challenges due to intensifying globalization, shorter innovation cycles and growing IT support. Business process management is seen as a comprehensive approach to address these challenges. For this purpose, business process models are increasingly utilized to document and redesign relevant parts of the organization's business operations. Since organizations tend to have a huge number of such models, analysis techniques are required that ensure the quality of these process models in an automatic fashion. The goal of this doctoral thesis is the development of model refactoring techniques by integrating and applying concepts from the three main branches of theoretical linguistics: syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. The syntactical refactoring technique addresses linguistic issues that arise by expressing process behavior with natural language. The semantic refactoring technique reworks terminology with overlapping and synonymous meaning. The pragmatic refactoring technique provides recommendations for incompletely specified process models. All of the presented techniques have been evaluated with real-world process model repositories from various industries to demonstrate their applicability and efficiency.

Business Process Management Workshops

Business Process Management Workshops Book
Author : Marlon Dumas,Marcelo Fantinato
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-05-04
ISBN : 331958457X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book constitutes the revised papers of the ten international workshops that were held at BPM 2016, the 14th International Conference on Business Process Management, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in September 2016. The 36 papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 64 submissions. They are from the following workshops: BPI 2016 – 12th International Workshop on Business Process Intelligence; BPMO 2016 – 1st Workshop on Workshop on Business Process Management and Ontologies; BPMS2 2016 – 9th Workshop on Social and Human Aspects of Business Process Management; DeMiMoP 2016 – 4th International Workshop on Decision Mining & Modeling for Business Processes; IWPE 2016 – 2nd International Workshop on Process Engineering; PQ 2016 – 1st International Workshop on Process Querying; ReMa 2016 – 1st Workshop on Resource Management in Business Processes; PRAISE 2016 – 1st International Workshop on Runtime Analysis of Process-Aware Information Systems; SABPM 2016 – 1st International Workshop on Sustainability-Aware Business Process Management; TAProViz 2016 – 5th International Workshop on Theory and Application of Visualizations and Human-centric Aspects in Processes.

Frameworks for Developing Efficient Information Systems Models Theory and Practice

Frameworks for Developing Efficient Information Systems  Models  Theory  and Practice Book
Author : Krogstie, John
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2013-06-30
ISBN : 1466641622
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As advances in technology continue to generate the collective knowledge of an organization and its operations, strategic models for information systems are developed in order to arrange business processes and business data. Frameworks for Developing Efficient Information Systems: Models, Theory, and Practice presents research and practices on the advancements in systems analysis and design. These theoretical frameworks and practical solutions are useful for researchers, practitioners, and academicians as this book aims to bridge the communication gap between business managers and system designers.

A Rigorous Semantics for BPMN 2 0 Process Diagrams

A Rigorous Semantics for BPMN 2 0 Process Diagrams Book
Author : Felix Kossak,Christa Illibauer,Verena Geist,Jan Kubovy,Christine Natschläger,Thomas Ziebermayr,Theodorich Kopetzky,Bernhard Freudenthaler,Klaus-Dieter Schewe
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-02-04
ISBN : 3319099310
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides the most complete formal specification of the semantics of the Business Process Model and Notation 2.0 standard (BPMN) available to date, in a style that is easily understandable for a wide range of readers – not only for experts in formal methods, but e.g. also for developers of modeling tools, software architects, or graduate students specializing in business process management. BPMN – issued by the Object Management Group – is a widely used standard for business process modeling. However, major drawbacks of BPMN include its limited support for organizational modeling, its only implicit expression of modalities, and its lack of integrated user interaction and data modeling. Further, in many cases the syntactical and, in particular, semantic definitions of BPMN are inaccurate, incomplete or inconsistent. The book addresses concrete issues concerning the execution semantics of business processes and provides a formal definition of BPMN process diagrams, which can serve as a sound basis for further extensions, i.e., in the form of horizontal refinements of the core language. To this end, the Abstract State Machine (ASMs) method is used to formalize the semantics of BPMN. ASMs have demonstrated their value in various domains, e.g. specifying the semantics of programming or modeling languages, verifying the specification of the Java Virtual Machine, or formalizing the ITIL change management process. This kind of improvement promotes more consistency in the interpretation of comprehensive models, as well as real exchangeability of models between different tools. In the outlook at the end of the book, the authors conclude with proposing extensions that address actor modeling (including an intuitive way to denote permissions and obligations), integration of user-centric views, a refined communication concept, and data integration.

Essential Business Process Modeling

Essential Business Process Modeling Book
Author : Michael Havey
Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release : 2005-08-18
ISBN : 0596555156
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ten years ago, groupware bundled with email and calendar applications helped track the flow of work from person to person within an organization. Workflow in today's enterprise means more monitoring and orchestrating massive systems. A new technology called Business Process Management, or BPM, helps software architects and developers design, code, run, administer, and monitor complex network-based business processes BPM replaces those sketchy flowchart diagrams that business analysts draw on whiteboards with a precise model that uses standard graphical and XML representations, and an architecture that allows it converse with other services, systems, and users. Sound complicated? It is. But it's downright frustrating when you have to search the Web for every little piece of information vital to the process. Essential Business Process Modeling gathers all the concepts, design, architecture, and standard specifications of BPM into one concise book, and offers hands-on examples that illustrate BPM's approach to process notation, execution, administration and monitoring. Author Mike Havey demonstrates standard ways to code rigorous processes that are centerpieces of a service-oriented architecture (SOA), which defines how networks interact so that one can perform a service for the other. His book also shows how BPM complements enterprise application integration (EAI), a method for moving from older applications to new ones, and Enterprise Service BUS for integrating different web services, messaging, and XML technologies into a single network. BPM, he says, is to this collection of services what a conductor is to musicians in an orchestra: it coordinates their actions in the performance of a larger composition. Essential Business Process Modeling teaches you how to develop examples of process-oriented applications using free tools that can be run on an average PC or laptop. You'll also learn about BPM design patterns and best practices, as well as some underlying theory. The best way to monitor processes within an enterprise is with BPM, and the best way to navigate BPM is with this valuable book.

Advanced Information Systems Engineering Workshops

Advanced Information Systems Engineering Workshops Book
Author : Xavier Franch,Pnina Soffer
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2013-06-20
ISBN : 3642384900
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of eight international workshops held in Valencia, Spain, in conjunction with the 25th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2013, in June 2013. The 36 full and 12 short papers have undertaken a high-quality and selective acceptance policy, resulting in acceptance rates of up to 50% for full research papers. The eight workshops were Approaches for Enterprise Engineering Research (AppEER), International Workshop on BUSiness/IT ALignment and Interoperability (BUSITAL), International Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Information Systems Engineering (COGNISE), Workshop on Human-Centric Information Systems (HC-IS), Next Generation Enterprise and Business Innovation Systems (NGEBIS), International Workshop on Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling (OntoCom), International Workshop on Variability Support in Information Systems (VarIS), International Workshop on Information Systems Security Engineering (WISSE).

Business Process Model and Notation

Business Process Model and Notation Book
Author : Remco Dijkman,Jörg Hofstetter,Jana Köhler
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2011-11-17
ISBN : 3642251609
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the third workshop on Business Process Model and Notation, BPMN 2011, held in Lucerne, Switzerland, in November 2011. The 8 research papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 20 submissions. In addition, 10 short papers are included. The workshop applied a thorough reviewing process, during which each paper was reviewed by three Program Committee members. The BPMN workshop series provides a forum for academics and practitioners who share an interest in business process modeling using the business process modeling notation, which is seen by many as the de facto standard for business process modeling. This year, the workshop lasted two days and consisted of both a scientific and a practitioner event.

Business Process Technology

Business Process Technology Book
Author : Dirk Draheim
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-08-09
ISBN : 3642015883
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Currently, we see a variety of tools and techniques for specifying and implementing business processes. The problem is that there are still gaps and tensions between the different disciplines needed to improve business process execution and improvement in enterprises. Business process modeling, workflow execution and application programming are examples of disciplines that are hosted by different communities and that emerged separately from each other. In particular, concepts have not yet been fully elaborated at the system analysis level. Therefore, practitioners are faced again and again with similar questions in concrete business process projects: Which decomposition mechanism to use? How to find the correct granularity for business process activities? Which implementing technology is the optimal one in a given situation? This work offers an approach to the systematization of the field. The methodology used is explicitly not a comparative analysis of existing tools and techniques – although a review of existing tools is an essential basis for the considerations in the book. Rather, the book tries to provide a landscape of rationales and concepts in business processes with a discussion of alternatives.

Business Process Management

Business Process Management Book
Author : Marlon Dumas,Manfred Reichert,Ming-Chien Shan
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2008-08-25
ISBN : 3540857575
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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between active BPM researchers, and stimulated d- cussions on new and emerging issues in line with the conference topics. The proceedings with the papers of all workshops will be published in a separate volume of Springer's Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing series.

Natural Language in Business Process Models

Natural Language in Business Process Models Book
Author : Henrik Leopold
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2013-12-12
ISBN : 3319041754
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Natural language is one of the most important means of human communication. It enables us to express our will, to exchange thoughts and to document our knowledge in written sources. Owing to its substantial role in many facets of human life, technology for automatically analyzing and processing natural language has recently become increasingly important. In fact, natural language processing tools have paved the way for entirely new business opportunities. The goal of this book is to facilitate the automatic analysis of natural language in process models and to employ this analysis for assisting process model stakeholders. Therefore, a technique is defined that automatically recognizes and annotates process model element labels. In addition, this technique is leveraged to support organizations in effectively utilizing their process models in various ways. The book is organized into seven chapters. It starts with an overview of business process management and linguistics and continues with conceptual contributions on parsing and annotating process model elements, with the detection and correction of process model guideline violations, with the generation of natural language from process models and finally ends with the derivation of service candidates from process models.

Handbook of Food Process Modeling and Statistical Quality Control

Handbook of Food Process Modeling and Statistical Quality Control Book
Author : Mustafa Ozilgen
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2011-03-01
ISBN : 143987767X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presenting mathematical prerequisites in summary tables, this book explains fundamental techniques of mathematical modeling processes essential to the food industry. The author focuses on providing an in-depth understanding of modeling techniques, rather than the finer mathematical points. Topics covered include modeling of transport phenomena, kin

S BPM Illustrated

S BPM Illustrated Book
Author : Albert Fleischmann,Stefan Raß,Robert Singer
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-07-24
ISBN : 3642369049
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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S-BPM stands for “subject-oriented business process management” and focuses on subjects that represent the entities (people, programs etc.) that are actively engaged in processes. S-BPM has become one of the most widely discussed approaches for process professionals. Its potential particularly lies in the integration of advanced information technology with organizational and managerial methods to foster and leverage business innovation, operational excellence and intra- and inter-organizational collaboration. Thus S-BPM can also be understood as a stakeholder-oriented and social business process management methodology. In this book, the authors show how S-BPM and its tools can be used in order to solve communication and synchronization problems involving humans and/or machines in an organization. All the activities needed in order to implement a business process are shown step by step; it starts by analyzing the problem, continues with modeling and validating the corresponding process, and finishes off by embedding the process into the organization. The final result is a workflow that executes the process without the need for any programming. To this end, in the first step a very simple process is implemented, which is subsequently extended and improved in “adaption projects,” because additional problems have to be solved. This approach reflects the organizational reality, in which processes must always be changed and adapted to new requirements. This is a hands-on book, written by professionals for professionals, with a clear and concise style, a wealth of illustrations (as the title suggests), and focusing on an ongoing example with a real industrial background. Readers who want to execute all the steps by themselves can simply download the S-BPM tool suite from the www.i2pm.net website.

Business Process Management Workshops

Business Process Management Workshops Book
Author : Marcello La Rosa,Pnina Soffer
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2013-01-26
ISBN : 3642362850
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of 12 international workshops held in Tallinn, Estonia, in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2012, in September 2012. The 12 workshops comprised Adaptive Case Management and Other Non-Workflow Approaches to BPM (ACM 2012), Business Process Design (BPD 2012), Business Process Intelligence (BPI 2012), Business Process Management and Social Software (BPMS2 2012), Data- and Artifact-Centric BPM (DAB 2012), Event-Driven Business Process Management (edBPM 2012), Empirical Research in Business Process Management (ER-BPM 2012), Process Model Collections (PMC 2012), Process-Aware Logistics Systems (PALS 2012), Reuse in Business Process Management (rBPM 2012), Security in Business Processes (SBP 2012), and Theory and Applications of Process Visualization (TAProViz 2012). The 56 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 141 submissions.

Conceptual Modeling ER 2008

Conceptual Modeling   ER 2008 Book
Author : Qing Li,Stefano Spaccapietra,Eric Yu,Antoni Olivé
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2008-10-13
ISBN : 3540878777
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Conceptual modeling has long been recognized as the primary means to enable so- ware development in information systems and data engineering. Conceptual modeling provides languages, methods and tools to understand and represent the application domain; to elicit, conceptualize and formalize system requirements and user needs; to communicate systems designs to all stakeholders; and to formally verify and validate systems design on high levels of abstraction. The International Conference on Conceptual Modeling provides a premiere forum for presenting and discussing current research and applications in which the major emphasis is on conceptual modeling. Topics of interest span the entire spectrum of conceptual modeling including research and practice in areas such as theories of concepts and ontologies underlying conceptual modeling, methods and tools for - veloping and communicating conceptual models, and techniques for transforming conceptual models into effective implementations. The scientific program of ER 2008 featured several activities running in parallel. The core activity was the presentation of the 33 research papers published in this volume, which were selected by a large Program Committee (PC) Co-chaired by Qing Li, Stefano Spaccapietra and Eric Yu. We thank the PC Co-chairs, the PC members and the additional referees for the hard work done, often within a short time. Thanks are also due to Moira Norrie from ETH Zurich, Oscar Pastor from the Universitat Politècnica de València, and Amit Sheth from the Wright State Univ- sity for accepting our invitation to present keynotes.

Advances in Business ICT New Ideas from Ongoing Research

Advances in Business ICT  New Ideas from Ongoing Research Book
Author : Tomasz Pełech-Pilichowski,Maria Mach-Król,Celina M. Olszak
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-11-01
ISBN : 3319472089
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book discusses the effective use of modern ICT solutions for business needs, including the efficient use of IT resources, decision support systems, business intelligence, data mining and advanced data processing algorithms, as well as the processing of large datasets (inter alia social networking such as Twitter and Facebook, etc.). The ability to generate, record and process qualitative and quantitative data, including in the area of big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing offers a real prospect of significant improvements for business, as well as the operation of a company within Industry 4.0. The book presents new ideas, approaches, solutions and algorithms in the area of knowledge representation, management and processing, quantitative and qualitative data processing (including sentiment analysis), problems of simulation performance, and the use of advanced signal processing to increase the speed of computation. The solutions presented are also aimed at the effective use of business process modeling and notation (BPMN), business process semantization and investment project portfolio selection. It is a valuable resource for researchers, data analysts, entrepreneurs and IT professionals alike, and the research findings presented make it possible to reduce costs, increase the accuracy of investment, optimize resources and streamline operations and marketing.