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Enhancing Process Models to Improve Business Performance: A Methodology and Case Studies

  • Marcus DeesEmail author
  • Massimiliano de Leoni
  • Felix Mannhardt
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10573)

Abstract

Process mining is not only about discovery and conformance checking of business processes. It is also focused on enhancing processes to improve the business performance. While from a business perspective this third main stream is definitely as important as the others if not even more, little research work has been conducted. The existing body of work on process enhancement mainly focuses on ensuring that the process model is adapted to incorporate behavior that is observed in reality. It is less focused on improving the performance of the process. This paper reports on a methodology that creates an enhanced model with an improved performance level. The enhancements of the model limit incorporated behavior to only those parts that do not violate any business rules. Finally, the enhanced model is kept as close to the original model as possible. The practical relevance and feasibility of the methodology is assessed through two case studies. The result shows that the process models improved through our methodology, in comparison with state-of the art techniques, have improved KPI levels while still adhering to the desired prescriptive model.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcus Dees
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Massimiliano de Leoni
    • 2
  • Felix Mannhardt
    • 2
  1. 1.Uitvoeringsinstituut Werknemersverzekeringen (UWV)AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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