Improving Business Process Models with Reference Models in Business-Driven Development

  • Jochen M. Küster
  • Jana Koehler
  • Ksenia Ryndina
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4103)

Abstract

Reference models capture best-practice solutions for a specific industry such as retail, banking, or insurance. The models usually cover the whole range of solution components such as product models, business rules, data models, and service models. Over the past years, business process reference models have gained increasing attention. Process merging is a technique that brings together several process models to create a new process model. In this paper, we introduce process merging for a scenario which focuses on the improvement of an existing AS-IS business process by using a reference process model. We describe an approach that enables a business architect to establish correspondences between two process models in a systematic way and show how these correspondences define concrete refactoring operations that serve to improve the AS-IS model.

Category: Industry paper.

Keywords

Reference models process merging 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jochen M. Küster
    • 1
  • Jana Koehler
    • 1
  • Ksenia Ryndina
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Zurich Research LaboratoryRüschlikonSwitzerland

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