Local, Participative Process Modelling - The PICTURE-Approach

Becker J, Algermissen L, Pfeiffer D, Räckers M


Abstract
Process modelling is regarded as an important activity within Business Process Management (BPM) projects. A common modelling procedure has been established that is based on a prioritisation, documentation, and analysis of the business processes. However, it can be difficult to apply this procedure when only very little is known about an organisation as it presupposes some knowledge about the process structure. In this paper we present local, participative modelling as an alternative to this approach. With the process modelling method PICTURE an implementation of local, participative modelling is presented. With this specific view of knowledge acquisition in mind PICTURE is compared with the workflow patterns of van der Aalst et al. [2] in order to identify similarities and differences. Based on this analysis suggestions for the further development of the PICTURE method are derived.

Keywords
PICTURE, workflow patterns, process modelling approaches, sequential modelling, electronic government



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2007

Conference
1st International Workshop on Management of Business Processes in Government

Venue
Brisbane, Australien

Pages range
33-48

Language
English