The Role of BPMN in a Modeling Methodology for Dynamic Process Solutions

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 67)


This paper introduces a design method for dynamic business process management solutions in which the well-known modeling elements of business object life cycles, business rules, and business activities are integrated in a distributed system as equal communicating components. Using the EURENT car rental domain originally developed by the business rules community, it is demonstrated how this method can be used to enable adhoc and rule-driven activities integrated with the life cycle management of business objects. A modeling methodology based on BPMN collaboration diagrams is proposed to describe component interactions and behavior. Agile principles are applicable to incrementally build the solution in which scenarios play a major role to validate and further evolve the solution’s behavior. A clear separation between components, their interaction, and details of the internal component behavior facilitates change and the implementation of business patterns.


Business Process Modeling Methodology Business Process Management Business Object Business Rule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IBM Research - ZurichRüschlikonSwitzerland

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