Using the Horus Method for Succeeding in Business Process Engineering Projects

  • Andreas Schoknecht
  • Arthur Vetter
  • Hans-Georg Fill
  • Andreas Oberweis


This chapter presents the Horus Method for business process engineering, which is divided into four phases. These four phases consist of (1) an initial project preparation phase; (2) a strategy and architecture phase for the definition of strategic aspects as well as enterprise and system architecture; (3) a business process analysis phase; and (4) an application phase for the actual usage of models, thereby covering essential aspects of business process engineering. A formal conceptualization of the Horus Method is provided using the FDMM formalism, which is used for tool specification for the ADOxx platform. Thereby, the focus is on the formalization of XML nets, a special variant of high-level Petri Nets, for the modeling of interorganizational business processes in the field of e-commerce. Finally, a real-life case study is described which highlights the capabilities of the Horus Method for successful business process engineering projects.


Business process management Business process engineering Horus method FDMM formalism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Schoknecht
    • 1
  • Arthur Vetter
    • 2
  • Hans-Georg Fill
    • 3
  • Andreas Oberweis
    • 1
  1. 1.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.PROMATIS Software GmbHEttlingenGermany
  3. 3.Faculty of Computer ScienceUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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