A pragmatic approach to process modelling

  • Keith Phalp
  • Martin Shepperd
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 772)


Many current process modelling approaches are notationally complex, and therefore inappropriate within relatively small software development environments. What is needed is a more pragmatic approach. This paper describes some process modelling work, based upon data flow techniques, conducted at a small software development organization. Our findings suggest that significant benefits can accrue from even a low cost approach. We also discuss some practical lessons learnt for the would-be process modeller.


process model software metrics goals reference model process instance data flow diagram 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith Phalp
    • 1
  • Martin Shepperd
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computing and CognitionBournemouth UniversityPoole

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