Mining Project-Oriented Business Processes

  • Saimir Bala
  • Cristina Cabanillas
  • Jan Mendling
  • Andreas Rogge-Solti
  • Axel Polleres
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9253)

Abstract

Large engineering processes need to be monitored in detail regarding when what was done in order to prove compliance with rules and regulations. A typical problem of these processes is the lack of control that a central process engine provides, such that it is difficult to track the actual course of work even if data is stored in version control systems (VCS). In this paper, we address this problem by defining a mining technique that helps to generate models that visualize the work history as GANTT charts. To this end, we formally define the notion of a project-oriented business process and a corresponding mining algorithm. Our evaluation based on a prototypical implementation demonstrates the benefits in comparison to existing process mining approaches for this specific class of processes.

Keywords

Process mining Projects Project mining Version control systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saimir Bala
    • 1
  • Cristina Cabanillas
    • 1
  • Jan Mendling
    • 1
  • Andreas Rogge-Solti
    • 1
  • Axel Polleres
    • 1
  1. 1.Vienna University of Economics and BusinessViennaAustria

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